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. RÃ©sumÃ© de lâ€™auteur. Authorâ€™s abstract.
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