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Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Grant Number: 86-MU-CX-K002
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Crime Prevention Coalition published its Call to Action and Foundations for Action in order to inspire community-based action to reduce the crime problems that plague the nation. The principles were developed by the 130 national, Federal, and State organizations that comprise the Coalition and the examples used to illustrate these principles were selected to represent diverse geography, problems, and solutions.
Abstract: The Crime Prevention Coalition believes that crime prevention is everyone's business, is more than security, is a responsibility of all levels of government, is linked with solving social problems, and is cost-effective. An effective crime prevention strategy requires a central position in law enforcement, community cooperation, education, consideration of local needs and conditions, and continual testing and improvement. Finally, crime prevention improves the quality of life for the community and its citizens. This report offers operational definitions of crime prevention, discusses the evolution of crime prevention as a concept and as a series of pragmatic actions, explores current programs and approaches, and identifies opportunities and challenges for the future.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Priorities determination; Private sector civic involvement
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