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NCJ Number: 160330 Find in a Library
Title: Lessons From a Victim Support Crime Prevention Project
Author(s): A Sampson
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86252-616-7
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Crime Prevention Unit
Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Objectives of this victim support crime prevention project were to support victims of crime and harassment, give them crime prevention advice, and improve quality of life by reducing fear and encouraging self-help among neighbors.
Abstract: The project was conducted in an English neighborhood, and an effort was made during the course of the project to visit every victim of reported and unreported crime and harassment. It was found that 46 households or residents were victims of more than one reported crime. Although victims of reported and unreported crime and harassment did not readily come forward and ask for help, many wanted assistance. A few crime victims received crime prevention advice, but project workers sometimes felt such advice was not always appropriate, especially when the victim and the assailant were known to each other. Many victims needed financial assistance to make security improvements to their residences. Recommendations are offered to implement crime prevention projects. The importance of neighborhood support and involvement in crime prevention initiatives, such as Block Watch and community mediation, is stressed. Characteristics of victims interviewed during the course of the project are noted in an appendix. References and tables
Main Term(s): Victims in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Block watch; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; England; Fear of crime; Foreign crime prevention; Mediation; Victim services
Note: Crime Prevention Unit Paper 25
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