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NCJ Number: 120533 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention in Canada
Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology  Volume:31  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1989)  Pages:477-486
Author(s): C P Nuttall
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: The value of community crime prevention has been established across Canada, at the Federal, provincial, and municipal levels.
Abstract: Well-designed crime prevention programs supported by research reduce both the incidence of crime and the fear of crime. Community crime prevention also expresses the concept of self-help. There is evidence in Canada of a rebirth of the ideology of community politics prominent in the 1960's, with an emphasis on partnerships between governmental, voluntary, and private sectors, as well as on building networks in society. The community approach to crime prevention is exemplified by the recent practitioners' handbook (Ministry of the Solicitor General, 1984) and in the annual "Crime Prevention Week." The latter program was established in 1984 and features awards, the distribution of pamphlets and books, and a nationwide effort to stimulate national and local networks of "Canadians for Crime Prevention." The partnership is reflected in the Canadian Crime Prevention Council, which is composed of representatives of Federal or provincial government, police agencies, and business and volunteer organizations. A recent shift in the Canadian approach to crime prevention emphasizes crime prevention through the structuring of the social environment, based on the multidisciplinary cooperation of those who plan and influence this environment. 9 references.
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Canada
Note: Reprinted from "Communities and Crime Reduction, 1988, P 246-253.
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