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NCJ Number: 119631 Find in a Library
Title: Private Security and Community Policing: Evaluation and Comment
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:17  Issue:3  Dated:(1989)  Pages:187-197
Author(s): E J Donovan; W F Walsh
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 11
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the crime prevention effectiveness of a private police department.
Abstract: The setting was a community with a low crime rate located within a high crime area. The research assumption was that the difference between the safety and security of this community and that of the area in which it is located is attributable to the private police department employed by the community. The analysis found that private policing can be an effective crime prevention factor. But the effectiveness of the private policing effort is a function of the department's highly visible, proactive, community-oriented, crime preventive patrol strategy. Although the results of this assessment provide additional support for this model of policing, they raise policy implications for the public-private distinction in policing. 6 tables. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Public/private police comparisons
Index Term(s): Community policing; New York
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