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NCJ Number: 92834 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Prevention - What and Why?
Corporate Author: American Assoc of Retired Persons
Criminal Justice Services Program Department
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Sponsoring Agency: American Assoc of Retired Persons
Washington, DC 20049
American Assoc of Retired Persons
Washington, DC 20049
Sale Source: American Assoc of Retired Persons
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This slide and tape presentation discusses the fundamental principles of crime prevention and then devotes attention to ways to prevent crimes typically committed against the elderly, such as burglary, auto theft, and con games.
Abstract: Some of the basic principles of crime prevention include education about crime prevention techniques, the use of target-hardening practices, and commonsense practices applicable to specific situations. Crime prevention measures reduce opportunities for criminal activity by deterring the criminal, detecting him if he strikes, delaying him so he can be apprehended, and denying him access to targets. Steps for preventing burglary are described, including making it difficult to enter a home, Neighborhood Watch, property identification, and making a security survey. Various steps for reducing auto theft, the theft of checks from the mail, and street crime are also briefly described. In addition to the slides and scripts, advice is also provided for planning and conducting the program, including discussion after the slide presentation.
Index Term(s): Burglary; Confidence game; Crime specific countermeasures; Motor Vehicle Theft; Older Adults (65+)
Note: Kit contains slides, cassettes, transcripts, etc. 15 minutes running time.
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