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NCJ Number: 98132 Find in a Library
Title: Basic Crime Prevention Course
Corporate Author: Detroit Metropolitan Police Acad
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 382
Sponsoring Agency: Detroit Metropolitan Police Acad
Detroit, MI 48202
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for crime prevention officers, this manual explains the basic components of personal, business, and residential security and the role of the police in crime prevention efforts.
Abstract: A discussion of the history and principles of crime prevention is followed by an explanation of law enforcement involvement in the crime prevention effort, the planning process involved, and implementation requirements. The relationship of physical planning and environmental design to crime prevention are explained. General aspects of security in different settings, security lighting, safes, and alarm and detection systems are described. Business security is discussed in terms of the problems of retail fraud and shoplifting, and internal management procedures and their impact on business. The use and types of doors and locks are explained. The nature and conduct of security surveys are outlined. The local planning process for crime prevention and the police role in it are explained. The prevention of armed robbery and personal security measures are discussed. Guidelines are also given for public speaking on crime prevention and conducting evaluations of crime prevention programs. Drawings, diagrams, forms, footnotes, and chapter reference lists are included.
Index Term(s): Citizen crime precautions; Community crime prevention programs; Crime prevention officers; Police crime-prevention; Security; Security systems
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