Abstract: BACK GROUND OF THE STUDY: The belief that criminals are different from normal changed and criminal behavior came to be explained in terms of social, economic, political, demographic and psychological factors. India is a heterogeneous society with an ancient culture, where diversities stand out. There is a small affluent class that is as rich as any segment of people around the world. METHODS A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of family education program regarding the prevalence and prevention of crime among male and female adults aged between 21-40 years of joint families residing in Bharuch, Gujarat. Non probability convenient Sampling technique was used to collect data among 100 adults. The data was collected using the tools: Demographic Performa, knowledge assessment questionnaire. RESULTS The study results showed that majority of an adult had excellent knowledge and the range of 21-30 in post test 44 % samples scored and good knowledge samples scored in the range of 11 – 20 in the pre-test and 56 % in post test, no one had poor & Nil knowledge regarding crime Strategies. The study revealed a positive correlation between knowledge and crime scores. Association was found between knowledge and selected demographic variables. CONCLUSION The study suggested that adult aged between 21-40 years can play a vital role in educating the peoples in society to prevention and prevalence of crime.
Keywords: Crime, Attitude, Education, Knowledge, Adults