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Title: EVALUATION OF THE MINNEAPOLIS (MN) COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION DEMONSTRATION - RESEARCH DESIGN
Author(s): C M CRABILL; W J MUGGLI; M L RASMUSSEN; J L SULLIVAN
Corporate Author: Minnesota Crime Control Planning Board (See Minnesota Criminal Justice Program)
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 186
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Crime Control Planning Board (See Minnesota Criminal Justice Program)

National Institute of Justice/
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Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PLANS FOR EVALUATING THE PROCESSES AND IMPACT OF A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AIMED AT REDUCING CRIME AND FEAR OF CRIME IN THREE MINNEAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOODS ARE DOCUMENTED.
Abstract: THE TARGET AREAS ALL HAVE RELATIVELY HIGH CRIME RATES AND REPRESENT A VARIETY OF SOCIOGEOGRAPHIC SETTINGS. INTENDED PROCESS OUTCOMES ARE INCREASED RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT, TARGET HARDENING, OPPORTUNITY REDUCTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, INCREASED AWARENESS OF CRIME PREVENTION TECHNIQUES, AND COOPERATIVE INTERACTION BETWEEN POLICE AND RESIDENTS. PLANS TO MONITOR ACTIVITIES INTENDED TO ACHIEVE SPECIFIC OUTCOMES, AS WELL AS TO DETECT CHANGES INTRODUCED DURING IMPLEMENTATION, ARE DESCRIBED. PROCESS EVALUATION METHODS INCLUDE OBSERVATION, INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS OF NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT OFFICE RECORDS, AND USE OF QUESTIONNAIRES AND BACKGROUND MATERIALS. THE PROCESS EVALUATION MODEL IS DEPICTED IN TABULAR FORMAT. THE PROPOSED IMPACT EVALUATION DESIGN ENCOMPASSES THE SELECTION OF CONTROL AREAS FOR COMPARISON WITH DEMONSTRATION NEIGHBORHOODS, THE COLLECTION OF CRIME DATA IN THE AREAS IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE DEMONSTRATION NEIGHBORHOODS, THE CODING OF POLICE CRIME REPORTS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOODS INVOLVED, A POSTTEST RESIDENT SURVEY IN THE DEMONSTRATION NEIGHBORHOODS, AND STATISTICAL TESTS OF PROJECT IMPACT ON CRIME AND FEAR OF CRIME. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE A RESIDENT SURVEY INSTRUMENT, AN OFFENSE-CODING FORM, AND FINDINGS FROM PRETEST SURVEYS OF RESIDENTS' VICTIMIZATION EXPERIENCES AND FEAR OF CRIME. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Minnesota; Model programs; Program evaluation
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