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NCJ Number: 164423 Find in a Library
Title: Crime: Fighting Mad, Fighting Back
Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Films for the Humanities, Inc
Princeton, NJ 08543
Publication Number: 1299318X
Sale Source: Films for the Humanities, Inc
Box 2053
Princeton, NJ 08543
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This film explores new ways in which police agencies and community members are approaching crime prevention through the use of technology and citizen involvement.
Abstract: Police equipment now includes the fingerprint wand and the night scope. The fingerprint wand costs $150. It enables police personnel to lift and process fingerprints at the crime scene rather than at the laboratory. The night scope enables police to see in almost total darkness without being seen by others. These devices cost $1,000 each and increase police safety by replacing flashlights. Another piece of equipment is a remote-controlled robot with a camera; it can deal with dangerous situations involving bomb threats and barricades. A student-organized crime prevention effort at one university focuses on preventing date rape. Student patrols at another university focus on the neighborhoods around the campus. Additional segments of the film focus on a Washington, D.C. program promoting ex-offender employment and a California program in which the children of inmate mothers come to live with them to reduce the cost of foster care and enable the women to learn parenting skills.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Campus Security; Citizen patrols; Criminology; Police equipment
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