The task of putting evidence-based research into practice is often beset by difficulties due to competing demands placed on policymakers and practitioners. This unit identifies the challenges and promises of implementing social and environmental crime prevention policy in the real world. Key focus will be on current policy frameworks, the promises and pitfalls of partnerships and collaboration, and 'selling prevention'.

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LCR6003 - Introduction to Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review the current crime prevention policy landscape;  
  2. Design the evidence-based implementation plan for a crime prevention strategy;  
  3. Devise a campaign to sell the strategy.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Short answer questions (1000 words) 20%
Assignment Strategy and Implementation Proposal 50%
Presentation Campaign (15 minutes) 30%

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