Problem Analysis Triangle | Definition

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Course: Introduction / Policing / Criminology

The problem analysis triangle (sometimes referred to as the crime triangle) provides a way of thinking about recurring problems of crime and disorder.

This idea assumes that crime or disorder results when (1) likely offenders and (2) suitable targets come together in (3) time and space, in the absence of capable guardians for that target.

Source: POP Center
Source URL: http://www.popcenter.org/about/?p=triangle


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Last Modified: 07/17/2021

 

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