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NCJ Number: 31387 Find in a Library
Title: SAFETY AND SECURITY - HOUSING MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL MEMORANDA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC 20410
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A MAJOR EFFORT TO SYSTEMATICALLY ASSESS THE PROBLEM OF SAFETY AND SECURITY IN A PUBLIC HOUSING ENVIRONMENT AND TO DEVELOP AND TEST A FEASIBLE AND INTEGRATED APPROACH TO THE SECURITY PROBLEM.
Abstract: DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM A SURVEY OF THE RESIDENTS ON THEIR VICTIMIZATION EXPERIENCES, THEIR FEAR OF CRIME, AND THE DEGREE TO WHICH THEY WERE ALTERING THEIR BEHAVIOR BECAUSE OF EITHER FEAR OR ACTUAL VICTIMIZATION. THE PENETRABILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL DWELLING UNITS TO FORCIBLE ENTRY WAS ASSESSED AND THE ENTIRE SITE WAS ANALYZED TO DETERMINE ITS VULNERABLE FEATURES. THE PLAN WHICH EVOLVED FROM THE SURVEY DATA INCLUDES SITE IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS TO INDIVIDUAL UNITS AND NEW APPROACHES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE POLICE SERVICES AND POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS. THE PLAN ALSO INCLUDED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTER FOR THE PROJECT.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Environmental design; Residential security; Urban area studies; US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Victimization
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