The Role of the Catholic Church in Crime Prevention, a Case Study in Iganga Municipal Council:

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Kampala International University, School of law
Crime Prevention Crime Prevention measures can and should have consequences that are oriented normatively, empirically and strategically toward creating a better society for all. Therefore, in the light of increasingly rabid law-and-order discourse, and the trait and express support for the crime control agenda by more conservative crime prevention practitioners, the task ahead for the liberal and radical criminologists is to continue the fight against punitive coercive forms of crime response. In doing so, there is a need to challenge the logic of conservation to build alliances between like — minded people and practitioners at an individual and organizational level, and to develop transitional strategies that incorporate any method of crime prevention that enhances and empowers people at local and regional levels. The rule of law and those of human rights which are recognized in international instruments to which member states are parties must be respected in all aspects of crime prevention. A culture of lawfulness should be actively promoted in crime prevention strategies. No single approach (or underlying theory of intervention) is inherently better than the other. All of them have advantages and disadvantages.
A Thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of Master’s Degree in Criminal Law and Criminology.
Catholic Church, Crime Prevention, Iganga Municipal