Crime Prevention Strategies in Tennessee State, USA
Crime has become one of the most serious security concerns confronting many nations in the World. Crime is widespread in both rural and urban areas, but it is less prevalent in both. Hence, crime prevention strategies are key in any country. In Tennessee State, Crime has been a growing problem. Hence, the study examined the crime prevention strategies employed to combat its widespread. The study was literature based. The study found that some crime prevention strategies include using ICT, holding meetings and increasing government public participation. The importance of increasing government public participation is that criminals are within the society and, in some instances, known. It becomes easy to find criminals if society is involved in the process. Security meetings reduce deviant activities and encourage compliant behaviours of their members through effective socialization about criminal awareness. The research concluded that security meetings, the use of ICT and increasing government public participation are essential components of effective crime prevention. Leaders travelling from one location to another and raising understanding of the role of communities, government policing agencies and the community in security reduces the chances of crime. The study recommended effective strategies be employed to reduce crime in Tennessee State. There should be no use of a single strategy when combating crime. Residents in local areas should be directly involved in policing exercises. A culture of shared responsibility and decision-making, and persistent commitment from both government policing agencies and the community, is required. Through the relevant Ministry, the government should fully understand the mechanisms that create, alter, and lower the insecurity issue through security meetings. Identifying which social group is severely affected by the problem is also critical.
Keywords: Crime, Prevention Strategies, Tennessee State, USA
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