The Advantages Of The Risk Factor Prevention Intervention Model

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The advantages of the RFPP Farrington(2000) argues that the risk factor prevention paradigm is a simple approach to identifying the key risk factors for offending and implements prevention methods which are created to counteract them. This approach not only identifies variables to target but it identifies individuals in need of an intervention programme also. Farrington highlights the key advantage of the paradigm which bridges the apparent gap between academic research and practical policy making. What makes it even more attractive to practitioners is that it is easy to understand and communicate and it is accepted. He continues by arguing that risk factors and intervention plans are based on empirical research instead of theories and it avoids difficult theoretical questions about which risk factors have causal effects. The paradigm itself is useful due to it interlocking with and providing intellectual underpinning for contemporary policy preoccupations. It has been adopted in many countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and more and because of societies need to target individuals likely to cause trouble and commit crime there has been increasing interest in risk assessment in the 1990’s. Goddard(2014) agrees with the key advantages of the paradigm. Policy makers, researchers, and practitioners increasingly value a prevention orientated response to crime and disorder. The RFPP is pervasive in crime prevention and early intervention of crime

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