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Title: Structure and Operations of Neighborhood Watch Programs in the United States
Journal: Crime & Delinquency  Volume:35  Issue:3  Dated:special issue (July 1989)  Pages:326-344
Author(s): J Garofalo; M McLeod
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 84-IJ-CX-0023
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Neighborhood Watch is one of the most popular community crime prevention programs in the United States.
Abstract: This article focuses on the typical Neighborhood Watch model -- the model that has been accepted and implemented in hundreds of communities across the nation. Drawing on information from a national study of the "state of the art" in Neighborhood Watch, which was conducted in the mid-1980s, this article describes the basic characteristics of Neighborhood Watch programs. Then the possibilities of Neighborhood Watch achieving substantial reductions in crime and a rebirth of community spirit in American neighborhoods are discussed critically. Finally, some more limited, but often overlooked, benefits of Neighborhood Watch are noted. 29 references, 2 tables, 1 figure. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Block watch
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community involvement; Crime Control Programs
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