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Crime prevention: a qualitative study of peoples perception of crime prevention strategies
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The first objective of this study was to explore how community members perceive crime and crime prevention strategies, taken by police and municipality at a problem-area. The second objective was to explore how their perceptions of crime prevention strategies incorporate situational crime prevention theory. To get valuable information, eleven community members who worked in connection to the problem-area were interviewed. The results showed that the participants perceived drug dealing, alcohol users and youths meeting up at the location as the main problems. It got clear that the participants perceived police intervention as essential to prevent crime and disorder. Security guard presence also prevented crime and disorder, but to increase the feeling of safety it was suggested to expand the surveillance in evenings. The preventive effect of surveillance cameras was inconsistent among the participants. Some doubted their effect while others believed that they created safety. The result also reflected that the participants perception of crime prevention strategies incorporated some features of situational crime prevention theory. Target hardening, employee surveillance and environmental management were more or less a part of the participants perception of crime prevention strategies.

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2017. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
police intervention, crime prevention, surveillance
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31984OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-31984DiVA, id: diva2:1154085
Subject / course
Criminology KR1
Educational program
Criminology Programme SKRIG 180 higher education credits
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2017-06-26

Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-11-01 Last updated: 2017-11-01Bibliographically approved

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