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Forde: Crime prevention is better

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Forde: Crime prevention is better

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CRIME PREVENTION in Barbados needs a new strategy, says criminologist Yolande Forde.

She insisted there needed to be greater focus on implementing and funding activities and programmes that addressed the many factors that predisposed people to criminal behaviour.

She was speaking recently on the topic, The Importance Of An Integrated Approach To Crime Reduction, during a lecture to a group of visiting Canadian students in the police studies degree programme at Georgian College in Ontario.

Forde called for a national crime prevention strategy in Barbados that combined criminality prevention, situational crime control and crime response.

“There would be less need for situational crime control and crime response if greater success could be achieved in the area of dispositional crime prevention.  .  .” (BA)

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