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NCJ Number: 113939 Find in a Library
Title: Ideology of Community Crime Prevention
Journal: Journal of Security Administration  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:(June 1988)  Pages:53-66
Author(s): R L Boostrom; J H Henderson
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 14
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper is based on ongoing research related to crime prevention activities in which the authors are currently engaged. The advent of an ideology rationalizing the empowerment of citizen action groups for crime prevention and a reliance on informal social controls as crime control mechanisms, has led to changing relationships between the police and the public.
Abstract: The implications of these changing power relationships will be explored in this paper. Also the ideological importance of policies casting the police in the role of gatekeepers regulating citizen action and 'popular justice' will be analyzed. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Police community relations
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Social control
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