The justice sector has to deal with all types of
crime, find a suitable punishment for wrongdoing and also try to ensure
that people do not re-offend. At the same time, ways have to be found
of cutting the crime rate. You will be looking at some ways in which
offenders are dealt with, and what attempts are made to prevent
criminals from re-offending. In this unit you will also find out about
the ways in which individuals and communities are fighting crime
without the need to use the 'heavy arm of the law'. It is in everyone's
interest to live in a place where everyone feels safe and at ease with
their neighbours. So finally, you will be expected to suggest ways in
which crime could be reduced in the area in which you live.