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NCJ Number: 52033 Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION TEST - PART 1
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Calvin Communications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Sponsoring Agency: Calvin Communications, Inc
Kansas City, MO 64106
Harper and Row Media
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Sale Source: Harper and Row Media
Order Fulfillment/Customer
2350 Virginia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN THIS FILM, THE PUBLIC'S KNOWLEDGE OF THE CAUSES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF PROPERTY CRIME, SPOUSE AND CHILD ABUSE, AND CRIMES AGAINST THE ELDERLY ARE TESTED. CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES ARE ILLUSTRATED.
Abstract: THE FILM FOLLOWS A QUESTION/ANSWER FORMAT AND IS DESIGNED FOR LOCAL POLICE CRIME PREVENTION UNITS TO USE IN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE NATURE OF TYPICAL SUBURBAN CRIME AND METHODS OF EFFECTIVELY PREVENTING, REDUCING, OR DEALING WITH SUCH CRIME. THE PORTION ON PROPERTY CRIME COVERS RESIDENTIAL SECURITY (I.E., LOCKS AND SAFETY DEVICES, HOME LIGHTING, HANDGUN SAFETY, ACCESS CONTROL, USE HABITS) AND OPERATION IDENTIFICATION AND NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, TWO NATIONAL COMMUNITY-BASED CRIME PREVENTION EFFORTS. THE SECTION ON SPOUSE AND CHILD ABUSE CONCENTRATES ON THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BOTH ABUSERS AND THE ABUSED AND SUGGESTS WAYS TO PREVENT OR RESPOND TO ABUSE (E.G., CRISIS SHELTERS, COUNSELING, FILING COMPLAINTS WITH THE POLICE). ELDERLY VICTIMIZATION IS DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF CONFIDENCE GAMES AND OTHER CRIMES DIRECTED PRIMARILY AT THE AGED. COPIES OF THE 44 QUESTIONS POSED IN THE COURSE OF THE FILM ARE PROVIDED. FOR PART 2, SEE NCJ-52034. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Battered wives; Child abuse; Citizen crime precautions; Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Films; Older Adults (65+); Property crimes; Property identification; Public education; Residential security; Uniform parole reports
Note: 27 MINUTES, 16MM COLOR, 1978 RENTAL AVAILABLE
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