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Title: Community Crime Prevention Planning - Selected Readings
Author(s): R Wasserman; S Gaffigan
Corporate Author: University Research Corporation
United States of America
Project Director: S S Steinberg
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 481
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
University Research Corporation
Washington, DC 20015
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-004-79
Type: Bibliography
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Selected readings discuss the goals of community crime prevention programs along with the planning and implementation of such programs; a literature review and a selected annotated bibliography on community crime prevention are also provided.
Abstract: The opening presentation analyzes the crime problems of four Chicago communities, and crime prevention policy implications of the research are discussed. The central conclusion is that thwarting crime in a community inolves increasing the community's capacity to regulate social change affecting local residents so that the characteristics of effective community social control mechanisms are maintained. A series of magazine and newspaper articles on citizen involvement in crime prevention precedes an examination of patterns of citizen participation in community planning and development from the perspective of eight ascending degrees of citizen participation. Another essay focuses on improved policing through a problem-oriented approach. The proposed strategy for increasing police effectiveness begins with a systematic scientific analysis of community crime problems, followed by the development of experimental approaches for dealing with the problems. Monitoring and evaluation provides the empirical analysis for measuring the effectiveness and revising or changing the approaches used. The political aspects of planning and implementation of community crime prevention program are discussed in another paper. Six case studies of the planning and implementation of community crime prevention programs are included in the presentation. The literature review discusses and lists references for the concept and history of community crime prevention and individual and collective crime prevention initiatives. An annotated bibliography of 113 listings covers an overview of community crime prevention and individual and collective crime prevention initiatives. Most selections include notes and references.
Index Term(s): Case studies; Community crime prevention programs; Literature reviews; Police crime-prevention; Police effectiveness; Program planning; Research and development; Summaries
Note: National Institute of Justice Criminal Justice Research Utilization Program.
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