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NCJ Number: 160290 Find in a Library
Title: Fundamentals of Crime Prevention
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:59  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:63-68
Author(s): N K Teeters
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In assessing the fundamentals of crime prevention, it must be recognized that criminals cannot be categorized neatly as accidental, occasional, violent, or professional criminals and that crime causes cannot be oversimplified.
Abstract: Crime prevention programs fall under six basic headings: (1) coordinated community programs; (2) school programs; (3) police programs; (4) intramural guidance programs; (5) extramural guidance programs; and (6) boys clubs and recreation programs. Crime prevention calls for education, and any crime prevention measure must be all-inclusive. Attacking crime and delinquent behavior at the source must be the objective of social workers, psychiatrists, educators, legislators, and public officials. Specific crime prevention initiatives are identified that focus on young people. 15 notes
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Crime Causes; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile offenders; Offender classification
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