Stephens, Gene. Preventing Crime: The Promising Road Ahead, pp. 35-39

The main idea of the article: Was the decrease in crime during the 1990s due to more police on the streets and tougher laws or implementation of community initiatives and crime prevention programs that were embraced by the federal government during the 1970s?  

 

What were two the most important components of the crime prevention programs discussed in the article?  Was their goal to  suppress or to prevent the crimes?


Evidence: What was to be swept? What was to be seeded? 


Compare and contrast crime control methods and crime prevention methods.


Crime control methods

Prevention methods

♦ Target: individual

♦ Crime is offence against ______________

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♦ Crime is offence against ______________

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Was crime prevention based on sweeping only working? Why seeding was also needed?



Theoretical explanations: Which of the theoretical approaches discussed by us is best in explaining the crime prevention model adopted “Sweep and seed”? Can this model explain why sweeping is not enough to prevent crime?