Crime prevention – the responsibility of the voluntary and community sector?

Taylor, Abigail (2013) Crime prevention – the responsibility of the voluntary and community sector? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Britain has high rates of crime, compared to other Western European Countries (Morgan and Liebling, 2007, p1104). The Governments latest polices are seeking alternative solutions to fight crime outside of the expensive criminal justice system. The voluntary and community sector are being encouraged to play an increasing role in ‘fixing Britains broken society’ as part of the ‘Big Society initiative (Alcock, 2012, p4), whilst facing funding cuts and increased demand for their services. This dissertation discusses whether crime prevention is the responsibility of the voluntary and community sector, it evaluates the various crime prevention strategies which provide a solution to the root cause, or reduce the opportunity, of crime. These strategies are already incorporated into interventions offered by the voluntary and community sector or could be easily adopted by them. There is no conclusive evidence as to the effectiveness of these projects, however the small scale research undertaken for this dissertation will provide qualitative data to show the success of two voluntary and community based organisations in crime prevention.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 14:39
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 14:39

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