Understand the relationship between policy objectives and crime prevention programs to be able to apply criminological theories to research outcomes. You’ll design a prevention program within resource, funding and methodological limitations.
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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.