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

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



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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