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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Life Course Perspective
    • Ecological and social perspectives
    • Intersection of developmental and community approaches
    • Risk factors: individual, family, social
    • Protective factors: individual, family, social
    • Pathways to offending: longitudinal studies
    • Infant-directed projects
    • Family-based and School-based projects
    • Multi-systemic therapy
    • Violence prevention for adolescents
    • Assessing needs, building partnerships
    • Evaluating initiatives, implications for policy
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

  1. Have the ability to find and review developmental crime prevention literature
  2. Be able to apply and understand developmental criminological theories in relation to research designs and outcomes.
  3. Have skills in designing a developmental prevention program with consideration towards resource and funding requirements, methodological limitations, and process and outcome evaluations.
  4. Have an understanding of the relationship between policy objectives and crime prevention programs
  5. Be able to communicate developmental crime prevention policy
  • Assignment 1 - Literature Review (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Program Proposal (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Discussion Forum (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject focuses on developmental prevention to construct a framework for thinking about the prevention of crime and associated problems at the individual, family and local level. The challenges of implementing a package of evidence-based programs for disadvantaged communities in a way that influences multiple risk and protective factors as well as empowering the local residents and changing developmentally relevant institutions and social policies are discussed in this subject. Assessment will include developing a proposal for a relevant crime prevention project as well as demonstrating evidence of knowledge of relevant theory, methods for intervening in developmental pathways, and implementing and evaluating projects.

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