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Public Opinion and Crime Prevention: A Review of International Trends

Julian V. Roberts and Ross Hastings

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195398823
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398823.013.0024

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Public Opinion and Crime Prevention: A Review of International Trends

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This article focuses on public opinion with regards to crime prevention. It analyzes research on public attitudes toward crime preventions, which shows that the public has a complicated view of crime and its causes. It then examines the political and news media context where public attitudes are considered, as well as the public's belief that the main causes of crime and the responsibility for prevention are located outside the criminal justice system. Next, it focuses on the public perceptions of the most effective responses to crime and the public support for prevention and punishment. This article concludes with a report on the public awareness of prevention initiatives.

Keywords: public opinion; crime prevention; news media context; main causes of crime; criminal justice system; responses to crime; public support; prevention; punishment; public awareness

Article.  8856 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Crime Prevention ; International and Comparative Criminology

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