Citizen Participation in Crime Prevention

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Who delivers crime prevention?

• Most crime prevention & community safety interventions are delivered indirectly by ‘civil’ organisations and individuals, not professional preventers in police, local government, youth services

• The role of the professionals is mostly to mobilise or work in partnership with the civil world, so that the professionals involve other parties in implementing the intervention or otherwise supporting it

• Even direct implementation may require professional partnerships to span divisions of labour & bring together complementary perspectives / resources

• Yet a focus on intervention alone misses this key dimension of knowledge for practice, delivery and policy