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NCJ Number: 65742 Find in a Library
Title: CITIZEN COPRODUCTION OF COMMUNITY SAFETY (FROM EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE LAW-ENFORCEMENT POLICIES, 1979, BY RALPH BAKER AND FRED A MEYER, JR - SEE NCJ-65735)
Author(s): S L PERCY
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: NSF GI-43949
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CITIZEN COOPERATION IS ESSENTIAL TO CRIME PREVENTION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. SURVEYS IN THREE METROPOLITAN AREAS INDICATE THAT CITIZENS ARE HEAVILY INVOLVED IN CRIME PREVENTION AND COPRODUCTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
Abstract: CITIZENS, ALONG WITH POLICE, ARE COPRODUCERS OF PUBLIC SAFETY. THEY MAY WORK INDEPENDENTLY, AS GROUPS, OR IN COOPERATION WITH POLICE. THEIR ACTIVITIES MAY VARY FROM INSTALLING HOME BURGLAR ALARMS TO RIDING IN PATROL CARS ALONGSIDE POLICE, FORMING BLOCK GROUPS FOR MUTUAL PROTECTION, LOBBYING, OR SERVING ON POLICE-COMMUNITY COUNCILS. SURVEYS OF CITIZENS IN THREE LARGE METROPOLITAN AREAS SHOW MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE SIGNIFICANTLY INVOLVED IN MANY TYPES OF COPRODUCTION, INCLUDING HAVING WATCHDOGS, PUTTING IDENTIFICATION MARKS ON PROPERTY, KEEPING FIREARMS, AND OTHERS. TYPES OF COPRODUCTION VARY WITH SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS. TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CITIZEN COPRODUCTION OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THE EFFECTS, HISTORY, AND LINKAGE OF COPRODUCTION TO PRESENT COMMUNITY CONDITIONS OR LIFESTYLE SHOULD BE STUDIED. FACTORS AFFECTING COPRODUCTION, SUCH AS CITIZEN CONTRIBUTIONS AND POLICE AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SHOULD ALSO BE EXAMINED. NOTES AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Civil disobedience; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community relations; Community support; Crime Control Programs; Police community relations; Public Attitudes/Opinion
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