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Author(s): R B Martin
Corporate Author: North Carolina Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety
Governor's Crime Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 98
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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North Carolina Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on the successes and failures of crime prevention programs across North Carolina and the Nation, this manual is designed to assist readers in the implementation of crime prevention programs in public housing and inner-city communities.
Abstract: The author first discusses the nature, significance, and implications of criminal behavior in public housing and low-income communities. This is followed by a review of the traditional attitudes of residents of public housing and low-income communities toward government and law-enforcement authorities. The information that follows these discussions is based on the establishment of a Crime Prevention/Resident Initiatives Coordinator and "community partnerships" within housing authorities. As the term "coordinator" implies, this staff member coordinates the involvement of residents in the formulation and implementation of community crime prevention programs. Guidelines for the organization of an effective crime prevention program focus on setting the stage, elements of success, community partnerships, motivation, and cultural sensitivity. A discussion of community crime prevention strategies addresses the first meeting, community policing, the Weed and Seed program, family self- sufficiency, crime prevention through environmental design, resident councils, community watch, and community environmental assessment. The manual then profiles 22 proven crime prevention programs for public housing and low-income communities. Appended supplementary materials and a 27-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Controlled Substances; Low income target groups; North Carolina; Police; Public housing
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