According to the UK Green Party website the Green Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
CJ310 Prevention of social harms, including crime, is ineffective in our present society, because of a limited vision of what could be achieved by integrated policies designed to build a stable and just society.
CJ311 In addition to what is traditionally thought of as crime prevention (policing, physical security and so on), these departments would undertake:
a) social crime prevention, that is, reducing social pressures that are, or are considered likely to be, conducive to crime;
b) education to promote the development of communication cooperation and problem-solving skills.
CJ312 At each level of Government, these departments will co-ordinate the activities of other Departments concerned with social policies, especially housing, employment, education, recreation, social security, in much the same way as the Department of the Environment is concerned with the effects of other departments on pollution, and the Treasury with their expenditure.
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Green Party’s Departments of Crime Prevention policies in the comments below?