The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

CRIJ 4357 Crime Prevention Techniques

Examination of the theory, practice and techniques of crime prevention, including the resources, strategies and techniques that are mobilized to prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime at the micro and macro-levels of society. Impact of opportunity-based and situational crime prevention theories and approaches will be critically evaluated. Emphasis will be on the socio-cultural and physical surrounding of crimes; and finding ways to reduce the amount and spatial clustering or hot spots of crime.



Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Criminal Justice