Critically assess the accountability of crime prevention.

In answering the question you need to answer the following question.

Questions:
1. Set out the key meaning of accountability and its main features (legal; organisational; and political/democratic).

2. How accountable are the crime prevention partnerships?
2.1 Using examples critically assess whether the partnerships are legally accountable.
2.2 Using examples critically assess whether the partnerships are organisationally accountable (consider here performance targets; crime and disorder strategies).
2.3 Using examples critically assess whether the partnerships are politically/democratically accountable (take into account here the role of the public in crime audits; the influence of the local political system on the partnerships; and the impact of central government on the partnerships.
2.4 Assess to what extent the contributing agencies to the partnerships are themselves accountable (police, local authority, health service, fire service etc.).

3. How accountable are other agencies participating in crime prevention? Include here charitable organisations like NACRO and Crime Concern and private agencies where they are involved in crime prevention (for example in off-site monitoring of CCTV systems).

4. In particular does the  rowing and  steering metaphor used by authors Osborne and Gaebler (1992) help us to understand the complex processes associated with the governance of crime prevention?


important (you need to answer the above) questions.


In answering the questions you need to explain some theoretical underpinnings, historical development (context) and evidence (evidence refers to real case examples)
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