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NCJ Number: 70021 Find in a Library
Title: Fighting Crime - 'We Can Do It'
Corporate Author: MTI
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: MTI
Northbrook, IL 60062
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
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 narrates this film on practical crime prevention techniques for older citizens and discusses the network of available organized prevention programs.
Abstract: A variety of ways to secure a residence and ensure personal safety are depicted. Police conduct a home security check, demonstrate 'Operation Identification' (a program that encourages citizens to engrave identification numbers on possessions to help deter burglars and complicate the fencing of stolen goods), and attend neighborhood crime watch meetings. Retired volunteers install security devices and help organize a volunteer escort service. A senior citizen testifies in court to emphasize that obtaining justice through witness testimony is also an important part of crime prevention. In addition, a volunteer group of senior citizens teaches others about con games and how to avoid becoming a victim. Overall, the film emphasizes that by participating in crime prevention programs, the elderly can decrease their vulnerability, increase their mobility, and alleviate their fears. A leader's guide accompanies the film.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Fear of crime; Films; Older Adults (65+); Personal Security/Self Protection; Residential security
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