Three elements are necessary for a person to commit a crime: desire, ability, and opportunity. Little can be done to take away the desire or ability to commit crimes, but it is possible to remove the opportunity for the crime to be committed. This is the essence of crime prevention. One small way to remove criminal opportunity for theft is to lock your office door every time you leave, even if you only will be away for a few minutes.
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