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Title: Crime Trends and Crime Prevention Strategies: United States Discussion Paper for the Sixth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes recent findings and developments in crime prevention in the U.S.
Abstract: The first section discusses current U.S. crime patterns and trends, highlighting problems in measuring crime rates and recent methodological developments. The following section presents three major perspectives on crime and crime prevention -- focusing on victimization, social disorganization, and legislation -- now prevalent in the U.S. This discussion does not cover crime control strategies such as police investigation, court processing, and offender treatment. The report also discusses issues relating to Federal crime prevention planning and coordination and uses several case studies to illustrate national programs to combat arson and to raise public awareness and involvement in crime prevention. The final section outlines future directions in U.S. crime prevention. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime prevention planning; Statistics; Trend analysis
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