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Changing LivesDelinquency Prevention as Crime-Control Policy$
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Peter W. Greenwood

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226307190

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226307237.001.0001

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Politics, Government, and Prevention

Politics, Government, and Prevention

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(p.155) Chapter 7 Politics, Government, and Prevention
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Changing Lives
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226307237.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the politics of crime prevention at the national level in the United States during the mid-1990s. It provides a helpful perspective for the encounter with two problems that affect crime-prevention decisions at all levels of government: the American penchant for punishment and the demand for quick solutions in dealing with crime. The chapter addresses some of the problems faced in locating prevention services in crime-control departments of government and aids in developing guidelines for the placement of prevention activities within the proper unit of government. The two persistent problems posed by prevention programs designed for at-risk youth are discussed, and the branches of government best suited for administering delinquency-prevention efforts are evaluated in the chapter.

Keywords:   crime prevention, United States, crime-control departments, government

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