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Crime Prevention through Social Development

Further Reading .............................................................................................................. 170

Internet Resources .......................................................................................................... 171

By the end of this chapter, you should have a better understanding of the following:

• Theories regarding the root causes of criminal behavior and how they relate to crime prevention through social development (CPSD)

• Factors that put children and youth at risk of future criminal behavior • Differences between personal risk factors and social environmental risk factors • Underlying philosophy and theory of CPSD • Concept of resilience and its importance to CPSD • Dominant CPSD approaches and their essential elements • Differences between CPSD interventions that directly or indirectly target an

at-risk child or youth • Key players (institutions) in delivering CPSD services and programs • CPSD program design and implementation principles • Critiques of and challenges facing CPSD

This chapter focuses on social developmental approaches to crime prevention, that is, theories and strategies that attempt to address the root causes of criminal and delinquent behavior.