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NCJ Number: 51738 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME PREVENTION AND THE ELDERLY
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 156
Sponsoring Agency: National Crime Prevention Institute
Louisville, KY 40205
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MATERIALS CONCERNED WITH THE PREVENTION OF CRIMES AGAINST THE ELDERLY ARE REPRINTED IN A SPECIAL INFORMATION PACKAGE FROM THE NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION INSTITUTE.
Abstract: A NATIONAL RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS POLICE TRAINING MANUAL DESIGNED TO HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DEAL MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH OLDER PERSONS IS DESCRIBED. MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, MONOGRAPHS, AND REPORTS DESCRIBING EFFORTS TO COMBAT CRIME AGAINST THE ELDERLY AND TO INVOLVE SENIOR CITIZENS IN CRIME PREVENTION ACTIVITIES ARE PRESENTED. THE PROGRAMS DESCRIBED ARE IN MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZ., MANSFIELD, OHIO, COTTAGE GROVE, ORE., HUNTINGTON, W. VA., SYRACUSE, N.Y., OMAHA, NEBR., AND SAN DIEGO, CALIF. EXCERPTS FROM AN ARTICLE ON CRIME, SAFETY, AND THE SENIOR CITIZEN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: A SURVEY INSTRUMENT DEVELOPED FOR POLICE USE IN GATHERING VICTIMIZATION INFORMATION FROM ELDERLY PERSONS; LISTS OF CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR THE ELDERLY, REGIONAL OFFICES OF THE ADMINISTRATION ON AGING, AND STATE AGENCIES ON AGING; A QUESTIONNAIRE FOR USE IN EVALUATING POLICE PROGRAMS USING ELDERLY VOLUNTEERS; AND RELATED MATERIALS. OTHER REPRINTS INCLUDE ARTICLES ON TERRITORIAL BEHAVIOR AND FEAR OF CRIME IN THE ELDERLY AND ON THE RESPONSE OF ELDERLY PERSONS TO VICTIMIZATION. EXCERPTS FROM A 3-YEAR STUDY OF PATTERNS AND PREVENTION OF ELDERLY VICTIMIZATION IN KANSAS CITY, MO., INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF THE STUDY'S FINDINGS, PLUS CHAPTERS ON VICTIMS, OFFENDERS, PREVENTION, AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH THE STUDY. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Arizona; California; Community crime prevention programs; Crime prevention measures; Crimes against the elderly; Missouri; Nebraska; New York; Ohio; Oregon; Victimization; West Virginia
Note: SPECIAL INFORMATION PACKAGE
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