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NCJ Number: 193594 Find in a Library
Title: Cooperation and Coordination in Improving Crime Prevention Strategies (From Policing and Crime Prevention, P 19-29, 2002, Deborah Mitchell Robinson, ed, -- See NCJ-193592)
Author(s): John R. Pike; Laura S. Gaultney
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 11
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: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper analyzes several crime prevention strategies available to policing agencies.
Abstract: Cooperation and coordination among police agencies are the keys to any successful crime prevention strategy. This paper identifies nine areas within the criminal justice system that generate problems affecting successful policing initiatives and suggests possible solutions: (1) turf protection; (2) pride; (3) intelligence dissemination; (4) ethics and professional courtesy between agencies; (5) public relations and trust; (6) resource indexing; (7) combined resources; (8) crossing jurisdictional boundaries; and (9) reverse 911 (outboard calling/guardian calling). The paper examines each of the issues and how it relates to the prevention of crime. The paper concludes that everything that can be done should be done at all levels of policing to implement crime prevention and crime detection/solving initiatives. When pettiness, ineptitude, and pride get a foothold within the ranks of an organization, the lack of effectiveness is easily identified.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Crime detection; Deterrence effectiveness; Interagency cooperation; Police attitudes; Police effectiveness; Police equipment; Police professionalism; Professional conduct and ethics; Public relations programs
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