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NCJ Number: 34856 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PATROLLING THE NEIGHBORHOOD BEAT - RESIDENTS AND RESIDENTIAL SECURITY - NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM PHASE 1
Author(s): R K YIN; M E VOGEL; J CHAIKEN; D R BOTH
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 165
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-NI-99-0105
Publication Number: R-1912-DOJ
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY IDENTIFIES AND ASSESSES THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE REGARDING CITIZEN PATROLS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS - THIS VOLUME DEALS WITH CITIZEN PATROLS IN GENERAL; FOR PROFILES AND CASE STUDIES SEE NCJ-34857.
Abstract: TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: A FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING PATROL ACTIVITIES; METHODS OF GATHERING EVIDENCE ABOUT PATROLS; THE PATROL EXPERIENCE; AND FURTHER RESEARCH. THE STUDY REVEALED THAT CONTEMPORARY RESIDENT PATROLS SHARE A GENERAL EMPHASIS ON RESIDENTIAL CRIME PREVENTION; THERE APPEAR TO BE NUMEROUS PATROLS AROUND THE COUNTRY IN NEIGHBORHOODS OF VARIED INCOME AND RACIAL COMPOSITION; AND THAT CONTEMPORARY PATROLS VARY WIDELY IN COST, BUT MOST ARE OPERATED ON A SMALL BUDGET AND ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS. OTHER FINDINGS DISCLOSE THAT BUILDING PATROLS SEEMED TO BE EFFECTIVE IN PREVENTING CRIME; CONTEMPORARY RESIDENT PATROLS ARE OCCASIONALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO VIGILANTISM, WITH NEIGHBORHOOD PATROLS, APPEARING TO BE MORE SO INCLINED THAN BUILDING PATROLS; PUBLIC HOUSING PATROLS DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM OTHERS; AND SEVERAL IMPLEMENTATION FACTORS INFLUENCE A PATROL'S ABILITY TO OPERATE AND ACHIEVE ITS GOALS (PERSONNEL, ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATION, AND BUREAUCRATIZATION).
Index Term(s): Citizen patrols; Crime seriousness measures; Evaluation; National Evaluation Program; Residential security; Surveys; Vertical patrol
Note: NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM
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