oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The South African public's reaction to crime. Part 1: Personal and property protection behaviour
|Article Title||The South African public's reaction to crime. Part 1: Personal and property protection behaviour|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Centre for Criminological Research, Institute for Sociological and Demographic Research, Human Sciences Research Council|
|Publication Date||Jan 1989|
|Pages||5 - 12|
|Keyword(s)||Behavioral reaction, Effects of crime, High-technology surveillance, Motivations of perpetrator, Protection devices, Psychological factors, Risk of victimisation, Sociodemographic variables and Vicarious victim|
For many years criminologists approached the problem of crime from the perspective of the offender. Crime control centred on trying to change the offender and improving his/her environment. The subsequent failure of these programmes to reduce crime and the public call for action to be taken against increasing crime rates led to a shift in focus from the offender to the victim.
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