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NCJ Number: 66667 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Community Crime Prevention Planning: Resource Handbook
Corporate Author: University Research Corporation
United States of America
Editor(s): R WASSERMAN; S GRAFFIGAN
Project Director: S S STEINBERG
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 485
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University Research Corporation
Washington, DC 20015
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-022-76
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS HANDBOOK PRESENTS A VARIETY OF CRIME PREVENTION MATERIALS RANGING FROM A NEWSPAPER STORY DESCRIBING A TRAGIC ENDING FOR JUVENILE VANDALS TO A COMPREHENSIVE CRIME PREVENTION BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Abstract: THIS FIRST ARTICLE STATES THAT POLICE NEED TO MORE SYSTEMATICALLY IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROBLEMS THE PUBLIC EXPECTS THEM TO HANDLE IF THEY ARE TO REALIZE A GREATER RETURN IN THE INVESTMENT MADE IN THEIR OPERATION. A SECOND ARTICLE ANALYZES FOUR CHICAGO COMMUNITIES -- LINCOLN PARK, WOODLAWN, WICKER PARK, AND BACK OF THE YARDS -- AND DISCUSSES RESEARCH POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION. A TRAGIC ENDING TO YEARS OF HARASSMENT IS DESCRIBED IN A WASHINGTON POST NEWSPAPER STORY THAT TELLS HOW AN ELDERLY MAN KILLED AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED TWO BALTIMORE, MD., YOUTHS. TWO MAGAZINE ARTICLES TELL HOW MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT ON PROGRAMS LIKE OPERATION ID AND BLOCKWATCHERS HAVE BROUGHT ONLY UNFULFILLED PROMISES, AND HOW THREE MIDDLE-CLASS NEW JERSEY COMMUNITIES ADOPTED AN AUTO DECAL IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM TO DECREASE BURGLARIES. THE MINNESOTA CRIME PREVENTION CENTER PRESENTS A PROGRAM MODEL ON PLANNING COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS THAT DESCRIBES, IN DETAIL, THE POLITICAL ASPECTS OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, REPRESENTATION, AND CONFIICT RESOLUTION. IT ALSO PRESENTS CASE STUDIES OF SIX COMMUNITY-BASED CRIME PREVENTION PROJECTS: THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY PROJECT, CONTRA COUNTY, CALIF. THE SOUTHWEST POLK COUNTY CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL INC. IOWA.; THE GREATER WOODLAWN CRIME PREVENTION PROJECT, CHICAGO, ILL.; THE COALITION MODEL, WASHINGTION, D.C. THE MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM, MINNEAPOLIS, COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.; AND THE 'PORT CITY' CRIME PREVENTION FOR SENIORS PROJECT. FINALLY, A LITERATURE REVIEW AND SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON CITIZEN CRIME PREVENTION TACTICS IS PRESENTED WITH AN APPENDIX LISTING SOURCES. THE HANDBOOK INCLUDES TABLES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FOOTNOTES.
Index Term(s): California; Citizen crime precautions; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community relations; Community support; Crime Control Programs; Deterrence effectiveness; District of Columbia; Illinois; Iowa; Minnesota; Police community relations; Police crime-prevention
Note: NCJ-66667 CONTAINS NCJ-66668
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