Crime Prevention and Control - Situational Crime Prevention.


Ron clarke (1992)  describes situational crime prevention as a "Pre-emptive approach that relies, not on improving society or its institutions, but simply on reducing oppurtunities for crime".              He identifies three features of measures aimed at situational crime prevention:

  • They are directed at specific crimes.
  • They involve managing or altering the immediate environment of the crime.
  • They aim at increasing the the effort and risks of commiting crime and reducing the rewards. 

For eg: 'Target hardening' measures such as locking doors and windows increse the effort a burglar needs to make, while increased…


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