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Guidelines to develop a stand-alone course

 

This Module provides an outline for a three-hour class, but there is potential to develop the topic further into a stand-alone course. The scope of such a course will be determined by the specific needs of each context, but a suggested structure is presented here.

Session

Topic

Brief description

1

Introduction

Introduce students to core terms and ideas

2

Developmental crime prevention

Introduce developmental crime prevention, risk and protective factors, longitudinal research and programmes.

3

Community crime prevention

Introduce community crime prevention with reference to informal social control, collective efficacy, and social capital.

4

Situational crime prevention

Introduce situational crime prevention and key theories - rational choice offender model, routine activities theory, and crime pattern theory.

5

Crime prevention through environmental design

Introduce crime prevention through environmental design with reference to key elements: surveillance, access control, target hardening, territorial reinforcement, image/milieu, activity support.

6

Policing for prevention

Introduce approaches to policing that seek to prevent crime including problem-oriented policing, pulling levers or focused deterrence, intelligence-led policing and reassurance policing.

7

Corrections and prevention

Introduce key approaches to rehabilitating offenders including the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) and the Good Lives Model.

8

Crime problem-solving approaches

Introduce Ekblom's 5Is and the SARA model.

9

What works and evidence-based prevention

Introduce evidence-based crime prevention and key clearinghouses such as the Campbell Collaboration and EMMIE. Discuss what constitutes evidence.

10

Prevention science

Introduce prevention science and the evidence arising from public health, health promotion, alcohol and other drug treatment and other domains relevant to crime prevention.

11

Crime prevention policy

Introduce crime prevention policymaking with particular reference to policy cycles, policy transfer and international guidelines and conventions.

12

Summary and conclusions

 

 

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