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date: 09 May 2021

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This article provides a comprehensive overview of research on and key issues facing crime prevention. Section I summarizes the main ways of classifying or organizing crime prevention programs. Sections II, III, and IV review, respectively, the research on the major crime-prevention strategies of developmental, community, and situational prevention. Here, primary emphasis is placed on research carried out in the last decade. An evidence-based approach is a major theme of these reviews. Section V discusses implications of the current knowledge base on crime prevention and outlines an agenda of highest-priority research for the next decade.

Keywords: crime prevention programs, evidence-based approach, community crime prevention, situational crime prevention

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