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NCJ Number: 155300 Find in a Library
Title: Outsmart Crime: 200 Creative Strategies for Baffling the Criminal Mind
Author(s): D Shadel; A Ward
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 247
Sponsoring Agency: Newcastle Publishing Co
Van Nuys, CA 91409
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87877-198-0
Sale Source: Newcastle Publishing Co
P.O. Box 7589
Van Nuys, CA 91409
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written by two law enforcement officers, this manual explains victimization risks and presents 200 practical strategies for personal security and the prevention of a wide range of property crimes and violence.
Abstract: The text notes that although any amount of crime is a problem, overall crime victimization rates have declined in the past 10 years. It notes that criminals look for opportunities with weaknesses or little resistance and that many people could avoid becoming victims by following a few simple precautions. Individual chapters present the perspectives of convicted felons and provide guidelines for preventing specific types of crime, including burglary, auto theft, robbery, crime in the workplace, crime against women, youth violence, gangs, and crime against older adults. Tables, checklists, and lists of crime prevention resources and programs
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Citizen crime precautions; Personal Security/Self Protection; Residential security; Victimization risk; Violence prevention
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