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Title: Sustaining Focused Deterrence Strategies in the Middle District of North Carolina: Practitioner Brief 3 - Launching the Violent Incident Review
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Author(s): Kristin L. Di Luca M.A. ; James M. Frabutt Ph.D. ; Alvin Atkinson
Corporate Author: Ctr for Community Safety, Winston-Salem State University
United States of America

Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships (CYFCP)
United States of America
Date Published: 06/2013
Page Count: 51
  Annotation: This document contains information for launching the violent incident review process for Project Safe Neighborhoods initiatives in the Middle District of North Carolina.
Abstract: This document describes the violent incident review (VIR) as “a tool used to develop operationally meaningful definitions of gun violence in target communities.” The purpose of a VIR is to bring together all interested participants from the local criminal justice system to gain new information and insight into violent crime trends within a community and facilitate communication between criminal justice agencies. A typical VIR would include the following: trend review, front-line survey, incident review, and offender review. Once the VIR is completed, a summary report is developed that includes major themes, observations, and conclusions. The VIR process should be used a starting point for ongoing and routine conversations among all partners within the jurisdiction who have information relating to violent crimes. In the Middle District of North Carolina, the VIR process must include certain mandatory components. This report presents the components of the VIR for Project Safe Davidson to highlight what is required in VIRs in the Middle District of North Carolina. Appendixes, references, and selected resources for PSN
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures ; Reports ; Crime prevention planning ; BJA grant-related documents ; North Carolina ; Neighborhood ; Community Responses (crime prevention)
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2010-GP-BX-K003
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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