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Crime Prevention Strategies


It is imperative to execute usable wrongdoing avoidance techniques, there are sure indicates that need is comprehended when an individual is watching wrongdoing counteractive action procedures. These are, every one of the degrees of the legislature ought to contribute an influential position. The Government of the nation just as the states are required to contribute towards the avoidance of wrongdoing by defining appropriate standards and approaches. The wrongdoing aversion techniques ought to be incorporated in a cross-cutting way, into a social, monetary, instructive, business, wellbeing, lodging, urban arranging, and equity. In every one of these regions, there is predominance of wrongdoing, henceforth, anticipation procedures are required to get consolidated in a cross-cutting way.

Accounts are additionally viewed as a significant zone when one is figuring arrangements and systems that lead to the avoidance of wrongdoing; sufficient subsidizing ought to be there and accessibility of different assets and clear responsibility to guarantee the usable execution of methodologies. The methodologies ought to be defined based on sound learning and precise data that prompts the event of wrongdoings. The wrongdoing anticipation procedures should regard every human right; every person has equivalent chances and there is no segregation based on elements, for example, position, class, statement of faith, race, religion, sex or financial foundation.

Development of Crime Prevention Strategies

There are five main stages in the development of crime prevention strategies: (Guidelines for Developing a Crime Prevention Strategy,

  1. Develop a Crime Profile – The formulation of a crime profile enables a person to obtain clear ideas on the types of crimes that are prevalent within the areas. These profiles also assist in the determination of the types of crime that would be the focus of the strategy. The crime profile should categorize the level and types of crime; where it takes place and the causes that affect the occurrence of the crime within a local setting. Understanding of the why factors, behind the occurrence of the crime, who are the individuals that are involved in it.

  2. Research Crime Prevention Approaches – Once an individual or a group of individuals are able to detect the occurrence of various types of criminal and violent acts within the community. The second step is the formulation of approaches that would look into the factors that lead to the prevention of crime. Crimes are committed usually when an individual has to attain something, hence, the most vital approach is a hardening of the targets. When the targets become difficult to achieve, then the individuals have to move back from getting engaged in any type of criminal activity.

  3. Negotiate Support – When there has been the formulation of strategies and approaches regarding the prevention of crimes; then an individual or group of individuals need to negotiate the support of the agencies and other organizations that have an influence over the factors that are causing crime. For example, if consumption of alcohol has proved to be disruptive within the community, then support would be negotiated with local licensees and transport providers.

Crime Prevention Approaches

The wrongdoing avoidance approaches allude to the scope of systems that have been executed by the people, networks, organizations and non-administrative associations so as to target different social and ecological elements. The different sorts of wrongdoing counteractive action approaches have been expressed as pursues: (Morgan, Boxall, Lindeman, and Anderson, 1968).

  1. Environmental Crime Prevention – The ecological methodology has a goal of changing certain conditions inside the condition that may lead to wrongdoing to happen. This incorporates both situational approaches and complete arranging activities. The most significant point is to achieve adjustments and changes inside nature to prompt a decrease in the open doors that may make wrongdoing happen. The methodologies are worried about recognizing, controlling and controlling the situational or the natural factors that lead to the event of wrongdoing.

  2. Developmental Crime Prevention – Formative wrongdoing counteractive action depends on the reason that interceding from the get-go in the advancement of the youngster, so as to deliver critical long terms social and financial advantages. The primary motivation behind formative wrongdoing avoidance is to intercede in any of the focuses that lead to a person's advancement, with the goal that he doesn't get included in any sort of criminal activity. There have been cases, when people get included in criminal acts from the beginning time, in this manner, he must be guided in such a way, that he ought to pursue the correct way and don't outrage anyone.

  3. Social Crime Prevention – Social wrongdoing aversion is most normally attempting to impact the chief social and financial reasons for wrongdoing. This methodology incorporates wrongdoing counteractive action measures, that are normally tedious in delivering the ideal results. This may incorporate activity to improve wellbeing, lodging and instructive accomplishment just as improved network attachment through the network advancement measures. The primary focal point of social wrongdoing counteractive action is to detail certain methods and measures that would upgrade the social living states of the people.


People engage in the presentation of criminal carries on certain reasons or causes. In any event, when an individual is uneducated, has a place with a destitution stricken family and fills in as a cleaner, he may get included in taking, theft or robbery out of some explanation, the principal reason is to improve his money related position and living conditions. Old people inside the families are abused and abused for accounts and riches. Female foeticide and child murder are polished out of the perspectives that lone male youngsters can bring riches and improve the status of the family, while females are viewed as liabilities and would yield no profits. Criminal acts, for example, boisterous attack, physical misuse, corrosive assaults, murder, and inappropriate behavior are drilled by the people upon their relatives, inside the working environments, out in the open places out of the sentiments of outrage, fury, and opposition.

There are four models of wrongdoing aversion, formative, social, situational models and criminal equity. The principle wrongdoing anticipation systems are, build up a wrongdoing profile, explore wrongdoing counteractive action draws near, arrange support, build up an activity plan and execute and screen the wrongdoing avoidance methodology. The primary wrongdoing aversion approaches are ecological wrongdoing counteractive action, urban structure and arranging, formative wrongdoing avoidance, social wrongdoing anticipation, and network improvement.


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  2. Geason, S., & Wilson, P.R. (1988). Crime Prevention Theory and Practice. Australian Institute of Criminology. Retrieved May 9, 2017 from

  3. Guidelines for Developing a Crime Prevention Strategy. (n.d.). Retrieved May 10, 2017 from

  4. Morgan, A., Boxall, H., Lindeman, K., & Anderson, J. (1968). Effective Crime Prevention Interventions for Implementation by Local Government. Australian Institute of Criminology. Retrieved May 10, 2017 from

  5. Shaw, M., & Travers, K. (Ed.). (2007). Strategies and Best Practices in Crime Prevention in particular in relation to Urban Areas and Youth at Risk. International Centre for the Prevention of Crime. Retrieved May 10, 2017 from

Submitted by,

Ayush Garg,

Year II, B.A.LL.B.,

Gujarat National Law University.

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