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Title: CRIME PREVENTION HANDBOOK FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Author(s): J EDGERTONNAGEL D
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
United States of America
Editor(s): D NAGEL
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Midwest Research Institute
Kansas City, MO 64110
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20203
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF WAYS IN WHICH OLDER PERSONS LIVING ON FIXED RETIREMENT INCOMES CAN BECOME VICTIMS OF A BURGLARY, ROBBERY, LARCENY OR FRAUD, PLUS DETAILED PRACTICAL CRIME-SPECIFIC COUNTERMEASURES.
Abstract: THE SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN COMPILED FROM MANY DIFFERENT SOURCES TO ASSIST SENIOR CITIZENS IN DETERMINING THE NECESSARY STEPS FOR 'MINIMUM SECURITY,' WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON TECHNIQUES WHICH REQUIRE THE LEAST EXPENSE AND EFFORT. 'MINIMUM SECURITY' IS DEFINED AS THE PREVENTION OF ENTRY INTO A RESIDENCE THROUGH ANY DOOR OR WINDOW, EXCEPT BY MEANS OF DESTRUCTIVE FORCE. IT ALSO MEANS THE 'MINIMUM' COMMON SENSE ACTIONS WHICH INDIVIDUALS SHOULD FORM AS HABITS FOR THEIR PERSONAL SECURITY. A 44-ITEM LIST OF REFERENCE AND SOURCE DOCUMENTS IF PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED) (SNI ABSTRACT)...ELW
Index Term(s): Burglary; Citizen crime precautions; Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Criminal methods; Fraud; Larceny/Theft; Older Adults (65+); Physical crime prevention; Public education; Public information; Residential security; Robbery
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