Crime control

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Crime control refers to methods taken to reduce crime in a society. Penology often focuses on the use of criminal penalties as a means of deterring people from committing crimes and temporarily or permanently incapacitating those who have already committed crimes from re-offending.[1][2] Crime prevention is also widely implemented in some countries, through government police and, in many cases, private policing methods such as private security and home defense.


  1. ^ 18 U.S.C. § 3553
  2. ^ 3. The Basic Approach (Policy Statement), 2009 Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual, archived from the original on 2010-06-19