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A review describes the distinctive crime prevention strategy of the Australian state of Tasmania. The strategy aims to simultaneously address crime and fear of crime through a combination of restorative justice (such as family group conferences) and community enhancement techniques (such as community service sentencing). The positive and developmental approach to crime prevention in Tasmania is fundamentally integrative. The model shifts attention away from state-level criminal justice agencies to local community programs, and links restorative approaches with broader community enhancement. Unlike punitive approaches, the Tasmanian strategy helps alleviate fear of crime.