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European Crime Prevention Network

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European Crime Prevention Network
This paper explores theoretical frameworks used for understanding the relationship between leisure activities and the prevention of youth crime. It is examined whether scientific research has yielded empirical support for these theoretical perspectives. This discussion is illustrated by means of examples of good or promising projects for each field (sports, art, science). It is concluded that leisure can be regarded as an important context for youth crime prevention. In practice however, there appears to be little scientific evidence for these mechanisms. Therefore, it is difficult to identify good or promising practices within this field.
Category:Publications
Country:- Online
Language:English
Year:2012
Institution:European Crime Prevention Network EUCPN
Author:Dr. An Nuytiens

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