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NCJ Number: 78688 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Resistance - A Way To Protect Your Family Against Crime
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A family strategy for helping to protect its members from crime victimization is suggested, and tips for preventing or discouraging specific crimes are offered.
Abstract: The suggested family strategy for helping reduce opportunities for crime victimization of the family and its members consists of conducting a family council on crime, during which each member is made aware of his/her particular vulnerabilities to various types of crime and how to take precautions against each type. Each family member should also be assigned certain responsibilities for ensuring that other family members, as well as the family's residence and property, are safe from criminal threat. Crime resistance tips are offered to counter home burglaries, offenses against children, bicycle theft, crimes while traveling or parked in a vehicle, auto theft, con schemes, credit card theft, boat and boat equipment theft, purse snatching, and crimes against pedestrians. The tips are practical and simple to implement. A crime resistance quiz for kids concludes the presentation.
Index Term(s): Burglary; Citizen crime precautions; Confidence game; Credit card fraud; Crime specific countermeasures; Crimes against children; Motor Vehicle Theft; Mugging
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