review two (2) of the community crime prevention programs profiled in this
section. Be prepared to discuss.
research articles on the origins of criminalistics and
take notes on the contributions of Bertillon, Locard,
and Vollmer. Be prepared to discuss.
From the first e-Activity, compare and contrast the two (2) community crime
prevention programs you researched from the Crime Solutions.gov website.
Justify your response.
From the second e-Activity, examine the key contributions that Bertillon,
Vollmer, and Locard made to
the development of criminal investigation. Determine which of the three (3) had
the most significant contribution to the development of criminal investigation.
Justify your response using one (1) example from independent research.
Please respond to following statement:
street lighting and focused deterrence strategy are the two prevention programs
I chose. I think both are great avenues to prevent crimes. They both work with
the community to deter crime but differ in other ways. Street lighting is a way
to deter crime in general, but focused deterrence helps in stopping a specific
crime. The benefits of both are:
The street lighting in my community provides a sense of security and safety. Light
increases the feeling of safety for law-abiding residents that want to enjoy
nightly activities. When there are more people in the streets, we perform
natural surveillance of each other. I can see people and others can see me. I
feel confident in saying that if I were in a situation and confronted by an
offender, I would have a greater chance of being helped than on an unlit
street. Also, the more lighting available, forces criminals to stay away by
avoiding potential crime scenes.
Focused deterrence allows the community and law enforcement agencies to work together to
pinpoint a specific crime in a community. The implementers of the program
research the usual offenders, behavior patterns, and background of offense then
use all legal tools against criminals or groups committing a particular crime
and direct social services to offenders. These changes are reported to offenders
through mandatory meetings with community figures, law enforcement and service
providers all in an effort to rid the community of a targeted crime that
frequently happens in the area.