Analyzing the Position of the Police and Economic Prosperity in the Situational Prevention of Traffic Crimes

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Seyyed Sajjad Kazemi , Mehdi Rezai , Mohammad Khanifar , Amir Razi


Background and Purpose: The shocking statistics of fatalities in traffic accidents in less developed countries than in developed ones send the message that; Crime rates in this area are affected by economic prosperity. On the other hand, the staggering costs of these casualties make prevention the best solution. But prevention at which the equilibrium is observed can be situational prevention.

Methodology: The present study suggests that; Using library resources and in the form of description and analysis; Examine the relationship between police powers, economic prosperity, and traffic crime prevention, in addition to the pathology of existing laws. This is qualitative research.

Findings: Due to the nature of risk factors in the occurrence of traffic crimes (roads, transport fleet, vehicle, and transportation, etc.), the realization of situational prevention in this area depends on resources and economic prosperity. Apart from the current pivotal role of the police in the field of traffic crime prevention (offense, misdemeanor, criminal), it seems that we will see more success in this area by granting the appropriate legal authority and financial resources to this force.

Discussion and conclusion: The economy and its prosperity is a tool in the service of preventing traffic crimes and their consequences, and sometimes it becomes a goal in itself.

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