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NCJ Number: 167848 Find in a Library
Title: Non-Violent Models in Violent Communities: A Crime Prevention Model for African-American Urban Neighborhoods
Author(s): J Jones
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 257
Sponsoring Agency: Austin and Winfield, Publishers
Bethesda, MD 20814
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57292-041-6
Sale Source: Austin and Winfield, Publishers
Marketing Director
7831 Woodmont #345
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book explores how the faith, activities, and interactions of Christian Community Development Organizations (CCDO's) are associated with the prevention and control of violence and crime in black communities.
Abstract: The book clarifies the role of CCDO's in urban reform and examines differences in crime prevention practices of CCDO's and traditional community development organizations. The book also considers underlying assumptions of organizational crime prevention practices and defines the role of community organizations in violent communities. Book chapters specifically cover the ideology of CCDO's, religiosity and crime in urban communities, and the effect of CCDO's on crime in urban communities. Three individual case studies of CCDO's in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, Virginia, are described. The author points out that community organizations have stayed the course while Federal and State funding has diminished, that most CCDO's with crime prevention functions are involved in social planning practices, and that most CCDO's emphasize community empowerment and resident involvement in defining and solving problems. Religion and race components of CCDO's and their important role in crime prevention are discussed. An organizational survey form is appended. 164 references, 7 tables, and 6 figures
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime control model; Religious programs; Urban criminality; Violence prevention; Virginia
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