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Crime control, a form of social control, refers to the broad range of methods used in society that aim to reduce or prevent the occurrence of criminal behavior. Methods of controlling crime include those used by the state, such as policing strategies, courts, the use of punishment, bureaucracies that make up the criminal justice system, and the public policies that dictate them, as well as methods like private policing and private security. Nonstate entities, such as individuals and corporations, also practice various forms of crime control in the pursuit of safeguarding homes and businesses. A variety of technologies have increasingly become integral to attempts at controlling or preventing crime and monitoring offenders in the name of security for society. Crime control often appears in the ...

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