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Policing organisations and related agencies have moved away from the traditional reactive approach to crime solving and are increasingly utilising problem oriented or intelligence driven strategies. These approaches rely heavily on the use of crime statistics, and they aim to prevent crime, not just solve it.
This task allows students to reflect on, evaluate and critique information sources used by investigators
Identify and research an Australian crime related problem. (The media would be a good source for identifying the crime problem, but research beyond the media is expected)..
Address the following:
1. From the perspective of an investigator, critically discuss how the use of crime statistics can help in planning problem oriented strategies to reduce the frequency of this type of crime.
2. Compare and contrast the effectiveness of this problem oriented approach with the traditional reactive approach to dealing with the crime problem.
APA Referencing required, with In-Text Citation along with page number indicating exactly where the source came from within each article.
Minimum of 8 sources used.
Excellent links made between use of crime statistics and crime related problem