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NCJ Number: 67431 Find in a Library
Title: MORE WAYS TO USE SENIOR POWER
Corporate Author: William Brose Productions
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Sponsoring Agency: MTI
Northbrook, IL 60062
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
William Brose Productions
Hollywood, CA 90068
Sale Source: MTI
3710 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SENIOR CITIZEN SWITCHES ROLES FROM SECOND-STORY MAN TO BUS CONDUCTOR IN A SERIES OF FOUR FILMS THAT OFFERS CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES SENIOR CITIZENS CAN TAKE TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFER AT HOME AND ON THE STREETS.
Abstract: THE FIRST FILM SUGGESTS THAT SENIOR CITIZENS CAN OUTWIT PROSPECTIVE THIEVES BY DIRECT DEPOSIT OF SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS AND BY USING MONEY ORDERS INSTEAD OF CASH. THE FILM ALSO DRAMATIZES SUCH CON SCHEMES AS THE BANK EXAMINER AND THE GYPSY SWITCH, WARNS AGAINST MEDICAL FRAUDS AND MIRACLE MACHINES, AND ASKS THE AUDIENCE IF THEY CAN REALLY MAKE A MILLION RAISING WORMS. A SECOND FILM ON HOME SECURITY GIVES SOME INEXPENSIVE TIPS ON IMPROVING HOME SECURITY, SOME SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO DO IF A BURGLARY IS IN PROGRESS, AND DISCUSSES POLICE-COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM. SAFETY IN TRANSIT IS THE THEME OF A THIRD FILM ON PERSONAL SECURITY AT THE BUS STOP, ON THE BUS, AND IN DRIVING A CAR. A FINAL FILM WARNS SENIOR CITIZENS TO WATCH OUT FOR PURSE SNATCHERS, OUTLINES SOME CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES, AND SUGGESTS THAT GOING OUT WITH FRIENDS CAN BE THE BEST PROTECTION. FOR SEPARATE FILMS, SEE NCJ 67432-35.
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elder Abuse; Equipment and technology; Fear of crime; Older Adults (65+); Personal Security/Self Protection; Physical crime prevention; Street crimes; Unreported crimes
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THE KIT CONTAINS 4 16MM COLOR FILMS, WHICH ARE ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY. (SEE NCJ #67432-NCJ #67435). RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE.
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