Prevention and control

Whereas most scholars suggest use of force to uproot criminal activities in the high crime areas, it is clear that the problem is far from removing the criminals out of their residential areas. Understanding that most of these regions are usually middle and lower class social living areas, intrinsic conditions and factors driving these people to engage in crime should be addressed. Most of the city dwellers are usually stressed and affected by low payment that acts to deny them good lifestyles like their counterparts in the higher social stratification levels (Smith, 1995).

Arguably, crime is considered to be a collection of activities that should be addressed holistically without undermining one end. Idleness among the young people in the society forms the main item of their involvement in gang activities and crime. According to Zender (2002), crime transitory systems poor education and lack of employment should be adequately addressed to reduce the people getting into the criminal activities in the high crime regions.

Most of the developed countries like Britain, Germany, US, Canada, and Australia have been recording reduced levels of crime in their regions compared to smaller developing economies like South Sudan and Sri-Lanka. Lack of enough education facilities as a model of developing young people’s minds provides a fertile niche to sow seeds of criminals. BF. Skinner theories of human development indicate that young people can easily be conditioned away from negative societal values that are harmful to the people.

Sudan and Eastern equatorial high level conflicts and criminal activities have been attributed to the use of young people to commit crimes of different nature. Conclusion and recommendations Fear of crime has been one of the most important aspects affecting the residents of the high crime regions in the society. Due to the direct and indirect application of the residual effects to these people in their regions, vast negative impacts are directly explicated in their lifestyles. Emotionally, they are strongly affected with possible long term effects that are directly or indirectly extended to the later generations.

Environmental criminology inculcates all the aspects of crime consideration in the society in a holistic approach that establishes strong determinants and systematic aspects that are necessary for reducing the crime levels not only in high crime regions but other regions too. Arguably, most of the people in the high crime regions are strongly denied off their different humanitarian considerations that necessary for reducing the intrinsic demands of crime. Monopolistic application of law and poor focus on the immediate crime auxiliary connotations accelerates all the vice in the society.

Of greater importance has been the sprouting of successive crime mania symptoms and less caring minds derived from cumulative harm and getting used to the same problem. After external labeling of different regions as crime zones, most people in these areas turn to criminal activities as a response to the system. Crime institutions should change their approach to most criminal activities from monopolistic consideration of the criminal himself to all the different activities in environmental surroundings that assist the crime happen.

The prevention and control mechanism should therefore use holistic approaches that consider all the people at different stages necessary for uprooting the vice from the society. Psychological counseling for the affected people should be done while negative reference of these regions should be stopped.


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