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NCJ Number: 120534 Find in a Library
Title: Success of Community Crime Prevention
Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology  Volume:31  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1989)  Pages:487-506
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Crime prevention works because of a two-track approach that reduces opportunities for crime and builds neighborhood and community cohesion.
Abstract: Effective community crime prevention recognizes the need to reduce criminals' opportunities to commit crime through techniques such as block watch, target hardening, and citizen behavior and attitudes designed to reduce crime opportunities. An array of evaluation studies indicate that reducing opportunities for crime reduces crime, lessens the fear of crime, and builds stronger neighborhoods. Evaluations also show the interrelatedness of crime prevention and community stability and quality of life. Evaluations and anecdotes likewise provide evidence that projects for better housing, employment opportunities, improved education, and better social services can prevent and reduce crime. This article briefly describes effective crime prevention programs throughout the United States. 20 references.
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Fear of crime; Physical crime prevention
Note: Reprinted from "Topics in Crime Prevention."
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