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Title: Community Crime Prevention Programs
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:29  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1981)  Pages:42-47
Author(s): J H Janish
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports on the joint crime prevention programs undertaken by the Nassau County Police Department (New York) and community citizens' groups.
Abstract: Some of the modalities exercised in the police public service approach to crime prevention are speaking engagements and films, the distribution of informational literature, media campaigns, radio spots, TV commercials, coliseum exhibits, citizen awareness and neighborhood security programs, civilian radio motor patrols, and rape and self-defense workshops. Commands extensively involved with the public through lecturing or assisting in the organization of citizen crime prevention projects are the crime resistance unit, the youth projects unit, and the sex crime unit. In addition, the department's public information office, whose members do not go out into the field, provide resource materials to officers involved in the community and supplies information and operational crime prevention services to schools, newspapers, radio, and electronic media. Since the department initiated specialized enforcement, complemented by media campaigns and the expansion of grass-roots neighborhood crime prevention, total burglaries have decreased 1 percent from the 1978 rate of 12 percent. Illustrations are provided.
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community service officers; Media support; New York; Police community relations; Press relations; Public education; Public relations programs
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