The following discussion is in two parts. While your initial post will be for one of the two, you will be asked to respond to both. In preparation for this two-part discussion, review Chapters 3 and 6 of The Prevention of Crime, watch Victimization Triangle—Remove Opportunity for Criminal (Links to an external site.), review Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps (Links to an external site.), and review The Media, Crime Prevention and Urban Safety: A Brief Discussion on Media Influence and Areas for Further Exploration (Links to an external site.). Participate in the following discussions:
If your last name begins with the letters A through M, provide a comprehensive, primary response to the following discussion topic: Targeting of Crime Prevention Programs. Our course text addresses targeting crime prevention programs towards individuals (Chapter 3), groups (Chapter 4), or the community (Chapter 5). Select one of these, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a crime prevention strategy focused at individuals, groups, or the community. How will the crime prevention strategy contribute to social and criminal justice?
Your initial post must be a minimum of 400 words in length. Support your post with examples from your required reading material and/or additional scholarly, peer reviewed, and other credible sources, using the Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) document for guidance. Provide in-text citations according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center (Links to an external site.) and provide APA style references at the end of your initial post as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.).