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La prévention du crime par le développement social : une stratégie à la recherche d’une synthèse.

Hastings, Ross
June 4, 2015

Source: (1998) Criminologie. 31(1): 109-123. Downloaded 24 October 2005.

This article addresses the potential of the notion of crime prevention
through social developmnent (CPSD) to contribute to the creation
and implementation of a comprehensive crime prevention strategy.
CPSD shares the commitment to a proactive orientation, community
participation and partnerships which are common to all versions
of prevention. However, the concept incorporates different
options. The article discusses three: the developmental version, with
its focus on persistent delinquents; the social version with its
concentration on rates of crime and victimization; and the
communtiy version, with its concern with the problem of mobilization
for action. The article concludes that a synthesis of these
approaches is possible, but that this is not the equivalent of a comprehensive
strategy; other elements must be included. Résumé de l’auteur. Author’s abstract.


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