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NCJ Number: 147836 Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPMENTS IN DUTCH CRIME PREVENTION (FROM CRIME PREVENTION STUDIES, VOLUME 2, P 33-47, 1994, RONALD V CLARKE, ED. -- SEE NCJ-147834)
Author(s): H M Willemse
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
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United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since the mid-1980's, the Dutch government has placed increasing emphasis on crime prevention to curb the country's rising crime rate, and new local, regional, and national projects have been implemented.
Abstract: Some significant process and outcome developments in Dutch crime prevention are reviewed. Four examples of successful crime prevention projects are discussed that focus on shopping center deterioration, truancy, neighborhood decay, and the use of surveillance officers in public transport. Project evaluations underscore the advantages of crime prevention but also point to certain limitations of crime prevention. The preventive approach of existing criminal policies and the future of crime prevention in the Netherlands are examined. The following responsibilities of the Ministry of Justice's Directorate for Crime Prevention are identified: promote crime prevention by municipalities and businesses, support police- based crime prevention, coordinate crime victim policies, and regulate the private security industry. 29 references and 4 tables
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Comparative criminology; Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; Foreign criminal justice systems; Netherlands
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