Crime prevention Why majority of active crime prevention programs fail

Cases of insecurity have led to the initiation of crime prevention programs. The programs created are not consistent in their application and go through active and inactive seasons. They are most active when a security threat has been suspected and remain idle when there are no cases of insecurity. This has hindered the efforts of the police and community in maintaining security effectively. The larger community is also not used sufficiently by the police to help in identifying criminals.

This has made most people ignorant of such programs because; they feel left out. CRIME PREVENTION Why Majority of Active Crime Prevention Programs Fail Crime prevention programs are initiated by the community or police. They are usually formed with the aim of promoting justice in the community and protecting the welfare of the people. Unfortunately, most programs are unable to fulfill the objective of their formation. This failure has been related to four major reasons namely; inadequate resources, minimum plural deliberation, lack of motivation and follow up.

Crime prevention programs are most active after the occurrence of a certain incidence of insecurity. An individual or society will come up to support such a program if they have been affected in one way or the other (Rosenbaum, 1986). Therefore, before such an occurrence, nobody seems to care about security. The security programs lie dormant and are only activated when a security threat is suspected. Security programs are limited to the police and other few dignitaries; they tend to eliminate the wider community that is mostly affected by the program.

Most crimes happen with the knowledge of the people around and if the people adequately involved in the programs, they could provide information that will assist in eliminating insecurity. Despite the efforts that are initiated in cubing crime through security programs, the pace is not maintained. The people that were involved in the programs lose their morale and lack the motivation to apply them (Schneider, 2007). This may be related to inadequate resources or unequal distribution of resources.

Maximum resources are usually applied to places that are vulnerable to attack and marginalizing the other areas that seem to be safe. Such discrimination hinders the active participation of people in those areas who have to find their own protection means. Crime prevention programs need to be frequently updated and accommodative to all members of the society for them to remain active. WORK CITED Rosenbaum D. Community crime prevention: Sage Publications, 1986 pp29 Schneider S. Refocusing crime prevention: University of Toronto Press, 2007, pp133