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Title: IMPACT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE UNIT ON THE ARBOR HILL COMMUNITY OF ALBANY, NEW YORK - A SOCIOLOGICAL EVALUATION
Author(s): R FORER; R A FARRELL
Corporate Author: Albany Office of Crime Control
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: Albany Office of Crime Control
Albany, NY 12202
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203-3764
State University of New York at Albany
Albany, NY 12203
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS EVALUATION EXAMINES THE IMPACT OF THE ARBOR HILL NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE UNIT (AHNPU) AND CONCLUDES THAT THE UNIT HAS HAD A SIZEABLE EFFECT ON CITIZEN'S ATTITUDES TOWARD THE POLICE AND ON NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME RATES.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS NOTE THAT THE AHNPU HAS BEEN ACCEPTED AS THE THE CITY AGENCY FROM WHICH TO SEEK ASSISTANCE FOR NON-CRIMINAL AS WELL AS CRIMINAL PROBLEMS. DESPITE THE FACT THAT AHNPU OFFICERS SPEND 90 PERCENT OF THEIR TIME ON NON-CRIME-RELATED COMMUNITY PROBLEMS, THE CRIME RATE HAS DECREASED ABOUT 50 PERCENT AND THE CLEARANCE RATE HAS INCREASED TO A PHENOMENAL 68 PERCENT. THE REPORT CLAIMS THAT THIS SUCCESS IS DUE TO THE TEAM'S ABILITY TO ENLIST THE AID AND SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY IN A COLLABORATIVE POLICE/CITIZEN EFFORT TO CONTROL CRIME.
Index Term(s): Attitudes toward authority; Clearance rates; Community support; Crime Rate; Evaluation; New York; Police community relations; Program evaluation; Team policing
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