Report

Community Safety Workers

An Exploratory Study of Some Emerging Crime Prevention Occupations

Author(s) : Sharon Gray, Under the Direction of Valerie Sagant and Maragret Shaw

 

Faced with the sense of insecurity, due to inherent limitations in the police’s actions and the repressive approaches to prevent the crime due to the social factors, and to answer the need of a global approach of prevention and safety including the participation of the residents, new practices of prevention and safety have been developed in several countries.

The purpose of this report is to explore the emergence of a small number of new "businesses" of prevention and safety in England and Wales, France, Belgium, Australia and South Africa. For each country, only one type of "new business" is used. The general context of public policy is mentioned, and the description of the business presents its structure, responsibilities, recruitment and training of officers who exercise.

 

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