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NCJ Number: 118475 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention in Denmark
Journal: Research Bulletin  Issue:24  Dated:Special Issue (1987)  Pages:42-44
Author(s): L Jensen
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 3
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article describes the social and educational work of the committees of Denmark's National Crime Prevention Council, with a focus on their work with juveniles and young adults.
Abstract: The Crime Prevention Council works with schools and students in a variety of ways. In addition to police visits to schools, the council is committed to improving students' knowledge of social norms and attitudes. Students are taught the implications of delinquent behavior, and instruction emphasizes problemsolving without resorting to destructive behaviors. The council has also developed measures aimed at improving local patterns of social interaction and the overall social network. In the city of Aarhus, for example, an interagency model of crime prevention was instrumental in guiding a group of problem youth in the establishment of a club committed to positive social activities. In the city of Alborg, a crime prevention council composed of a cross-section of the community monitors social and cultural trends in the community and acts to ensure that the work of professional agencies harmonizes with contributions from lay people and community organizations. Project work focuses on specific problem areas.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Denmark
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