The Relevance of Clinical Sociology to Situational CRIME Prevention

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30
Oral Presentation
Ruth IGANUS BULUS, Department of Sociology, Univ. of Maiduguri, Nigeria
Abdul-Mumin SA'AD, Provost Office, Federal College of Education, Yola, Nigeria
Prevention they say is better than cure. This statement is apt when it comes to the application of clinical sociology to situational crime prevention. clinical sociology is the practical counterparts to academic sociology and situational crime prevention is an approach that emphasis the idea that crime is better prevented by understanding the situations that give rise to crime and manipulating the situation to stop crime from happening. This paper therefore examines how clinical sociology can help situational crime prevention approaches achieve their ultimate objectives of crime prevention in communities and societies.