Crime Prevention and Community Safety: A Conceptual Overview

  • Michel Vallée Carleton University
Keywords: crime prevention, public opinion, victimization,


The author explores some of the factors that have influenced the public debate in Canada over issues of crime and victimization, particularly with reference to children and youth as both perpetrators and victims. Focusing specifically on various approaches to crime prevention, he discusses some of the key elements of a comprehensive crime prevention strategy and argues that for such a strategy to be meaningful and effective, it should be a community-based social development approach.


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Vallée, M. (2010). Crime Prevention and Community Safety: A Conceptual Overview. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 1(1), 1-20.