Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 2
The Department of Justice published the pamphlet, Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps. Step 8 addresses the Problem Analysis Triangle. What are the components of the problem analysis triangle, and why is it so effective in analyzing crimes and criminal issues? How does it help us understand and develop crime prevention strategies? How does it help public officials to present crime prevention strategies to the public?
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length. Support your post with examples from your required reading material and /or other scholarly sources, and provide in-text citation in APA style.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. The initial post focuses on the components of the problem analysis triangle. Based on your classmates’ assessments of the Crime Analysis Triangle and your readings, which area(s) do you think would provide the greatest benefit in targeting your crime prevention initiative selected for your Final Project? When trying to determine the best response to crime, does it help to look at the triangle from different perspectives before, during, and after crimes? What considering crime from the perspective of the victim or perpetrator?