Crime prevention measures
Have you or your family taken any crime prevention measures or precautions in the last year? For example, are you careful in the way you use your mobile phone?
Have you been reluctant to go out at night alone? Do you ever carry any pepper spray/ whistle/ alarm? Is your home alarmed?
Do you have locks on windows and security lights? If you drive, have you stopped leaving articles inside your car when it is parked?
Design a questionnaire and carry out a small survey amongst your fellow students to assess how widespread these precautions are in your locality.
Crime reduction strategies
Study Table 2B on page 139 of the book and discuss these questions:
Which of the crimes on this list are most likely to result in a conviction?
Is this likely to affect the police targets (e.g. traffic offences have much higher conviction rates than rape)?