Using Criminal Theory
Crime and deviance has always been present in our society. Community members often attempt to prevent such outbursts of anti-social behaviour, however not all initiatives are effective. To institute a proper solution to eliminate and reduce crime, an understanding of the basic nature of criminology is required.
By focusing on how members of the community become victims of crime, we can concentrate on proper solutions to eliminate crime. Crime is often a product of opportunity and based on routine activities that an individual undertakes, which will either increase or decrease their likelihood of being victims of crime. This is known as Routine Activity Theory which states crime is based on an individual's routine which can present opportunities for a criminal. If a community members routine presents an opportunity for crime, such as leaving a business or property unguarded, then the chance of becoming a victim of crime greatly increases.