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Title: ANTI-CRIME TECHNIQUES FOR ELDERLY APARTMENT DWELLERSORGANIZING STRATEGIES AND LEGAL REMEDIES
Author(s): L J CENTER
Corporate Author: Criminal Justice and the Elderly
Publicity Director
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 107
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice and the Elderly
Washington, DC 20005
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78DF-AX-0132
Sale Source: Criminal Justice and the Elderly
Publicity Director
1511 K Street NW
Suite 540
Washington, DC 20005
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BASED ON THEIR RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCES WITH ELDERLY ANTICRIME PROGRAMS, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE ELDERLY PROGRAM ADDRESSES THE CRIME-RELATED NEEDS AND PROBLEMS OF ELDERLY APARTMENT DWELLERS IN INNER CITIES.
Abstract: DESIGNED FOR STAFFS OF CRIME PREVENTION PROJECTS AND FOR THE URBAN ELDERLY, THIS MONOGRAPH BEGINS WITH A DISCUSSION OF THE PROBLEM OF CRIME AGAINST THE ELDERLY, THE BURGLARY PROBLEM FOR LOW-INCOME URBAN ELDERLY, AND CRIME PREVENTION RESOURCES FOR URBAN ELDERLY TENANTS. COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES DISCUSSED INCLUDE ORGANIZING RESIDENTS TO FIGHT CRIME THROUGH TENANT PATROLS, ALARM SYSTEMS CONNECTING TWO APARTMENTS ('BUDDY BUZZERS') WHISTLE OR AIRHORN DISTRIBUTIONS, TELEPHONE ASSURANCE, ESCORT SERVICES, AND OTHER STRATEGIES. DISCUSSION ALSO FOCUSES ON MEASURES TO INCREASE PHYSICAL SECURITY IN APARTMENTS, SUCH AS HOME SECURITY SURVEYS, PROPERTY MARKING CAMPAIGNS, HARDWARE INSTALLATION, HOME SECURITY EDUCATION, AND LOBBYING FOR INCREASED SECURITY. LEGAL REMEDIES FOR ELDERLY VICTIMS ARE EXAMINED, INVOLVING ENFORCEMENT OF BUILDING CODES AND VICTIM THIRD-PARTY DISPUTES, AS ILLUSTRATED BY CASE LAW. REFERENCE NOTES ARE INCLUDED. EXAMPLES OF HOME SECURITY SURVEY CHECKLISTS AND OTHER DATA COLLECTED FROM VARIOUS CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS ARE APPENDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Citizen crime precautions; Community involvement; Crime specific countermeasures; Crimes against the elderly; Older Adults (65+); Personal Security/Self Protection; Physical crime prevention; Tenant patrol programs; Urban planning
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