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Prevention is most intelligent way to deal with violence, not picking up pieces with prisons and rehabilitation (post 32)

“Prevention is the cheapest and most effective way to deal with crime – everything else is simply picking up the pieces of failure that has gone before.” Prime Minister Cameron in the UK talking about an intelligent crime policy that overlooks investment in prevention.

In the same week, good doctors collaborating with the World Health Organization show the costs of more of the same but stress the potential dividends to victims and taxpayers of intelligent investment in proven prevention.

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3. Invest in what works to stop violence against women

Invest in what works to stop violence against women

Jobs, liberalised divorce laws and access to advanced education all reduce the risk of violence to women. But as the World Health Organization has demonstrated, much more is possible and must be done to stop violence against women and help women abused by men.

A million women will be victims of assault by their intimate partner and close to million forcibly raped in the USA this year. Unknown numbers of children will be abused and sexually abused.

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