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NCJ Number: 97424 Find in a Library
Title: Invitation
Corporate Author: Hanna Barbara Productions
United States of America
Project Director: B Glays
Date Published: 1968
Sponsoring Agency: Hanna Barbara Productions
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co
Bloomington, IN 61701
Video Outreach
Woodbury, NY 11797
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Video Outreach
c/o JN Co
20 Crossways Park, North
Woodbury, NY 11797
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After presenting a brief history of the crime of burglary, this videocassette relates the comments of burglary victims on the psychological effects of the crime. The narrator then assumes the role of the burglar as he describes and interprets dramatizations of scenarios that either invite or deter burglars.
Abstract: Burglary victims interviewed about their reactions to the crime speak of an ongoing fear and loss of a sense of security. They no longer feel safe within their own homes. The narrator, voicing the thoughts of the burglar as he looks for easy victims, comments about signs that occupants are away, such as a number of newspapers at the front door and a driveway empty of cars. Ease of access is also attractive to burglars, as they look for unlocked doors and windows as well as open garage doors. Burglars also rely on neighbors minding their own business and not getting involved in what is happening at a neighbor's house. The narrator also comments on the vulnerabilities thieves look for when they intend to burglarize businesses and steal cars. Some steps to take to improve security against theft are noted.
Index Term(s): Burglary; Crime specific countermeasures; Criminal methods; Victim reactions to crime; Videotapes
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