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NCJ Number: 193598 Find in a Library
Title: Creating That Invisible Shield (From Policing and Crime Prevention, P 105-113, 2002, Deborah Mitchell Robinson, ed, -- See NCJ-193592)
Author(s): James W. Rowe Sr.; Deborah Mitchell Robinson
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 9
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
Publisher: http://www.policetrainingstore.com 
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines crime prevention techniques used to protect university and college campuses.
Abstract: Traditional approaches to campus security involve uniformed personnel who travel about the campus in readily identifiable police cars, and are responsible for answering service calls, enforcing campus rules, and assisting with enforcement of local or community ordinances. Nontraditional approaches include; (1) mountain bike patrols; (2) Walk and Talk--walking the campus and actively engaging in communication with students, faculty, staff, and visitors; (3) Directed Deterrent Patrols ("D" Runs)--a committed time assignment that involves data sorted by type of crime, location, day of week, and time of day in order to determine the optimum time to establish directed patrols; and (4) Rape Aggression Defense--a 12-hour block of "hands on" instruction to teach women how to protect themselves at the onset of a physical attack. The paper notes that, before any crime prevention program is put into operation, it is important to establish lines of open communication between the campus police department and the college or university administration, and between the campus police officers and the campus community.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Bicycle patrol; Campus police; Communications; Crime Control Programs; Information dissemination; Police school relations; Rape prevention programs; Self defense training; Victim resistance to attack
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