Crime prevention in public spaces

Dr. Rachid El Mounacifi
World Union of People for Peace (WUPP)

Crime prevention has come to mean many different things to people. Programs and policies designed to prevent crime can include the police making an arrest as part of an operation to deal with gang problems, a court sanction to a secure correctional facility, or, in the extreme, a death penalty sentence.
Both forms of crime prevention share a common goal of trying to prevent the occurrence of a future criminal act, but what further distinguishes crime prevention from crime control is that prevention takes place outside of the confines of the formal justice system. In this respect, prevention is considered the fourth pillar of crime reduction, alongside the institutions of police, courts, and corrections. This distinction draws attention to crime prevention as an alternative approach to these more traditional.
Generally, preventing crime in public spaces need a deep study of the region, the crimes and the kind of people living around.
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