Social Crime Prevention Examples

1683 Words 7 Pages
Register to read the introduction… An example of situational crime prevention is a few years ago a department store in Coffs Harbour was a victim to numerous stealing’s of lip glosses by young girls. The lip glosses were in an area at the back of the store that was out of the way. The shop decided to put these lip glosses at the front of the shop next to the check outs where staff and other shoppers frequent. This crime prevention measure stopped the stealing of lip glosses. Other ways shops deal with crime prevention is by using surveillance cameras, guards at entrances and open plan shops so people can’t hide and conceal items they want to steal.
Social crime prevention is interventions to stop people committing crimes, which can include media campaigns. It involves trying to assist persons to lead a normal life so they do not have the need to commit crime. Social crime prevention looks at factors that influence an individual's likelihood of committing a crime, such as poverty and unemployment and low education. Examples of interventions for social crime prevention are: * Support for parents before and after child-birth, by health
…show more content…
Gaols have a duty of care to look after people in prison. Options that have to be considered regarding post-sentencing of offenders are:
Security classification- this depends on the crime committed by the prisoner as to what prison they are sent to. It also depends on their prior criminal history. There are 3 basic security levels for gaols. They are maximum security, medium security and minimum security.
Maximum security is: Dangerous inmates that have a severe threat to public safety, correction staff and other inmates.
Medium security is: Less supervision than maximum, most inmates work in the prison, offences aren’t as serious as peoples in the maximum security.
Minimum security is: Inmates pose little risk to public safety they usually do community based work outside the goal e.g. farms. Their offences are relatively minor or have proven themselves over a period of time in the goal
…show more content…
It must provide everyone with the opportunity to defend themselves at court. This can be provided through people funding their own defence, Legal Aid and Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS). Not everyone has equal access to the criminal justice system due to differences due to wealth and status in society. Without proper legal representation it is unlikely that accused people will receive a fair trial. This can be shown in Dietrich v The Queen, it was a case decided in the High Court of Australia decided in 13 November 1993. It concerned the right to a fair trial and under what circumstances people who cannot afford legal representation should be provided with legal aid by the

Related Documents