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NCJ Number: 78038 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention Strategies
Author(s): S B Arshad
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: Malaysia
Annotation: A comprehensive crime prevention strategy involving all segments of a society is presented by a Malaysian author.
Abstract: Crime is a socioeconomic problem whose solution requires integrated action that impacts the social and economic patterns of a society. Citizens and professionals must commit themselves to programs of public and religious education that inculcate moral norms and values in the young, such that law-abiding decisionmaking and behavioral standards are internalized. Government must aim at providing adequate employment for all citizens which includes fair wages for services rendered. The gap between the rich and those of modest income should not be so great that injustice and deprivation are experienced by those of low income. Taxation policies should ensure that those with sizeable incomes contribute to government support for the sick, disabled, and destitute. Citizen participation in crime prevention strategies should be based upon public education about the nature of crime and its causes. Citizen crime prevention programs might include cooperation with law enforcement agencies in crime reporting and the development of neighborhood and home security systems. Police crime prevention activities might include working with citizens to help them devise ways to discourage crime against themselves and their communities, expanding the police presence in high-crime communities, and acting speedily and effectively in solving crimes, so as to provide a deterrent for potential offenders.
Index Term(s): Cause removal crime prevention; Community crime prevention programs; Crime prevention measures; Deterrence; Economic influences; Education; Malaysia; Police crime-prevention; Social conditions
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