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Collective Efficacy and Criminal Behavior

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Descriptions of at least one strength and one limitation of collective efficacy in terms of preventing and reducing criminal behavior.

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Collective efficacy among neighbors and neighborhoods has shown to have a positive influence on preventing and reducing criminal behavior within the neighborhood. When neighbors watch out for each other and are willing to intervene in order to prevent truancy, vandalism, drug use, or public or underage drinking (1). If the neighbors work together in other ways, such as a ...

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This solution discusses a possible strength and a possible limitation of collective efficacy and how it can prevent and reduce criminal behavior.