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NCJ Number: 193593 Find in a Library
Title: Evolution of Crime Prevention (From Policing and Crime Prevention, P 1-17, 2002, Deborah Mitchell Robinson, ed, -- See NCJ-193592)
Author(s): C. Frank Simons
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses the U.S. Department of Justice's "Operation Weed and Seed" crime prevention program.
Abstract: The cornerstones of crime prevention are citizen involvement, community-oriented policing, and government participation outside the ranks of the police. Two components of a successful community policing strategy are problem-oriented policing, which views crime as a symptom of the real problem, and scanning analysis response assessment, which allows officers to address crime in particular areas of a community. Operation Weed and Seed includes law enforcement; community policing; prevention, intervention, and treatment; and neighborhood restoration. The paper describes starting and implementing a Weed and Seed program, which gives citizens an opportunity to take joint responsibility for the safety of their community. In addition, the program fosters development of a closer relationship with the police. The paper claims that this understanding will help dispel citizens' suspicions about racial or ethnic bias of some enforcement practices. Interaction with other appointed and elected government officials will allow citizens to better understand how local government operates and how to better accomplish their goals for the community. References
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community policing; Intervention; Local government; Police community relations; Problem-Oriented Policing; Treatment; Weed & Seed Programs
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