oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The South African public's reaction to crime. Part 1: Personal and property protection behaviour
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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