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Situational Crime Prevention: An Anthropological Approach

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Anthropology, Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar, MP, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (9), Pages 7-10, September,14 (2016)


“Opportunity makes the theft” it is a very well known saying. Situational Crime prevention word is a mix of three word i.e. situational (state, condition, location, site), crime (offence, wrong, sin, fault), prevention (avoidance, hindrance, obstacle, bar). SCP is a new term for western world and more newer to Indian Context. With the help of the application of this term SCP we will find out the multi-dynamic approach for reducing crime. In Anthropology we all know about Human and in Criminology we know all about crime and with this inter-crux we will find out how SCP is relevant, applicable, important and significant in Indian context. Here an attempt has been made to study Situational Crime Prevention with the lens of Anthropological Approach.


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