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NCJ Number: 51184 Find in a Library
Title: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 235
Sponsoring Agency: National Crime Prevention Institute
Louisville, KY 40205
Sale Source: National Crime Prevention Institute
2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40205
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SEVEN ARTICLES ON CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION EFFORTS ARE REPRODUCED IN A SPECIAL INFORMATION PACKAGE PREPARED BY THE NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION INSTITUTE.
Abstract: THE FIRST ARTICLE ADDRESSES THE QUESTION OF WHETHER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN CRIME PREVENTION ACTUALLY IS POSSIBLE AND EXPLORES DEFINITIONS OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION. METHODS USED IN SEATTLE, WASH., TO GENERATE CITIZEN INITIATIVE IN CRIME PREVENTION ARE THE FOCUS OF THE SECOND ARTICLE. AN EXCERPT FROM A HANDBOOK ON NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION EXPLAINS HOW TO 'DIAGNOSE' A NEIGHBORHOOD'S RESOURCES AS A FIRST STEP IN DESIGNING OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZING FOR CITIZEN ACTION. GUIDELINES FOR ORGANIZING A COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL ARE PRESENTED IN A MANUAL PREPARED BY THE WASHINGTON INSURANCE COUNCIL. AN LEAA EXEMPLARY PROJECT EVALUATION REPORT DESCRIBES AND ASSESSES SEATTLE'S COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM, WHICH WAS AIMED AT REDUCING RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY IN CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGH DISSEMINATION OF BURGLARY PREVENTION INFORMATION, BLOCK WATCHES, PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION, AND RESIDENTIAL SECURITY CHECKS. ALSO INCLUDED IS THE FINAL REPORT ON A POLICE-CITIZEN COOPERATIVE PROJECT IN SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIF., KNOWN AS CAPTURE (CITIZENS' ACTIVE PARTICIPATION THROUGH UTILIZATON OF RELEVANT EDUCATION). (LKM)
Index Term(s): Citizen associations; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community support; Crime Control Programs; Police community relations
Note: SPECIAL INFORMATION PACKAGE
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