T.I.P.S. Situational Crime Prevention Project

A Strategic - Systematic - Synergistic - Saturation Model Bringing Awareness of Modern Day Slavery for Sustainable Results

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Situational Crime Prevention Theory


T.I.P.S. Situaton Crime Prevention Model

Song Royalties

What is Human Trafficking?

Situation Crime Prevention

  1. What is Situation Crime Prevention?

    Situational crime prevention is an applied theory of crime that is embedded within the framework of environmental criminology. Environmental criminology differs from conventional criminology in terms of how it explains crime and the types of policies it recommends. Conventional criminology focuses on explaining why some individuals are involved in criminal acts. Environmental criminology does not try to explain criminality; rather, it tries to explain crime events and crime patterns.

    Within environmental criminology, situational crime prevention focuses on reducing opportunities that fuel crimes rather than on dealing with individual offenders and incidents. In addition to situational crime prevention, three opportunity theories support situational crime prevention: (a) rational choice, (b) routine activity, and (c) crime pattern theory.

    Situational crime prevention which includes a range of approaches which aim to reduce the opportunities for people to commit crimes, to increase the risks and costs of being caught, and to minimize the benefits. Crime is symbiotic in three ways Crime is symbiotic with 1) Other criminal activities ; 2) Marginal activities and 3) Legal activities.

     

  2. Why Would this Theory be Useful in combating Modern Day Slavery?

    Crime Pattern Theory

    Crime pattern theory describes how crimes cluster geographically. The theory explains why offenders pay more attention to certain places than others (Brantingham & Brantingham, 1993). Synthesizing rational choice and routine activity theory, crime pattern theory maintains that crimes occur as a result of the intersection of offender search areas and areas containing targets. Focusing on three concepts (i.e., nodes, paths, and edges), Brantingham and Brantingham (1993) emphasized how normal offender activities create opportunities for criminals in specific places.

    Nodes are main activity centers, such as homes, schools, and restaurants. The routes connecting nodes are paths.

    Offenders are more familiar with areas around their nodes and routes so these are the areas they will search for targets. Crime patterns emerge when the search area overlaps with places with targets. This way of examining crime patterns will be used to understand how human trafficking patterns arise.

     

  3. Is there a spiritual connection to human trafficking?

    YES

    The Fall of Man : in the Bible has an interesting view on sexual relationships and why "sexual slavery" is indeed evil.

  4. How prevelent is Pornography and does it relate to Modern Day Slavery?

    It is everywhere, even in the public library!

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T.I.P.S. Situaton Crime Prevention Model

  1. Why would this Theory work with the T.I.P.S. Project?

    I feel that after careful consideration of both time and money, this would be the easy way to have the greatest impact both here in the US and internationally on modern day slavery and trafficking in persons.

    I base this on several factors. 

    First, Professor John Eck once wrote, "Opportunity blocking at places may have a greater direct effect on offenders than other crime prevention strategies. This is because place-focused tactics might influence offenders when they are deciding to commit a specific crime. Most offender based strategies try to sway offenders weeks, months, or years before they confront a tempting criminal opportunity. If offenders pay closer attention to the situation immediately before them than to the uncertain long term risks of their behavior, then it is quite possible that prevention at places may have a greater impact on offending than increases in penalties or less tangible increases in risks (e.g., decreases in police response time, increased police presence, or greater numbers of arrests and convictions). Because hotspots of crime are themselves clustered, if crime at these few places can be substantially reduced, communities can be made safer. "

    Second, his student Halil Akabas on page 56 of Application of Situational Crime Prevention to Female Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Turkey (See Document Page) produced the below table.

    The T.I.P.S Model uses "place" for all Situation Crime Prevention efforts.

     

    AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS: PHASE 1&2, 3, 5, 6

    ESTABLISHING CODES W/ AGENCIES: PHASE 3,4,6

    INTERVIEWING AT AIRPORT: PHASE 6

    TIGHTER RESTRICTION ON AIR TRAVEL: PHASE 4, 6

    INCREASE AWARENESS AMONG PLACE MANANGEMENT: PHASE 4, 6

    DECREASE MARKETING THROUGHT INTERNET: PHASE 1&2, 3, 4, 5,

    CONTROLLING MARKETING AND ADVERTISEMENT: PHASE 1&2, 4, 5, 6

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Song Royalties

  1. What is the Benefit for Musicians and for Crime Stoppers?

    "What benefit do you get from this TIPS Project?", was asked of me.

    I replied, "Do you see a button that says donate and a link to a Pay Pal account?  No you don't....why....

    ...it's Easier Said than Done © 1983 Bruce E. Smith.

    This song is being offered as a Charity Song.

    ALL profites from any song royalties generated by the artists who re-re-record this song will divided as follows- between 1) Publisher Rights (goes to the artist that re-records the song) and 2) Writer (goes to the Crime Stoppers Program).

    I do not get a dime!

    My goal was and has always been to help the program, and this is the only way how!

    Artists can re-record the song, and I will let them know how to register with ASCAP.  Any sales of the re-recording go to you, the ARTIST. 

    You can sell and resell as much as you want- any form- any method...just let me know so I can get you PAID!

    Crime Stoppers Programs benefit as the song is played on their local media and registered with ASCAP.

    Your program benefits for the exposure, which will give you a better chance to raise needed funds for payout of tips.

    WIN WIN

    And Win for the victims of human trafficking!

    So get on board and make this happen...because it's, easier when you call TIPS...Easier Said than Done!

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What is Human Trafficking?

  1. Need Resources on Human Trafficking?

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PORNOGRAPHY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  1. Need Resources on the link between Pornography and Human Trafficking?

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