chapter  1
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Theory and Practice of Crime Prevention: An Overview

By the end of this chapter, you should have a better understanding of the unique theoretical and conceptual constructs of crime prevention, including

• Difficulties in establishing conceptual boundaries and definitions of crime prevention

• Different definitions and descriptions of crime prevention • Fundamental differences between crime prevention and the criminal justice

system • Various ways of categorizing crime prevention strategies • Basic characteristics of crime prevention • An overview of the institutions through which crime prevention strategies are

delivered

1.6.8 Crime Prevention Is Contingent upon Partnerships ...............................22 1.6.9 Crime Prevention Targets not only the Criminal Act but also

Criminality, Fear, and Disorder ................................................................24