College and University Community Watch Programs Term Paper by Nicky

College and University Community Watch Programs
A brief literature review on the impact of community watch programs on colleges and universities.
# 149407 | 716 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 13, 2011 in Education (Higher) , Criminology (Public and Crime)

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The paper discusses community policing neighborhood watch programs that aim to deter crime in their neighborhoods and identifies the major principles that distinguish community policing from conventional law enforcement. The paper points out the goals of campus watch as well as the impact of community service and volunteering on students. Finally, the paper looks at strategies for university and college campus public safety and highlights the benefits of colleges and universities developing a multidisciplinary crisis management team.

Community Policing Neighborhood Watch Programs
Major Principles of the Program
College and University Partnerships
Student Volunteers
Strategies for University and College Campus Public Safety
A Multidisciplinary Approach

From the Paper:

"As already stated previously in this review community policing "supports the systematic use of partnerships." (Community Policing Dispatch, 2008) College and university campuses are stated to be a "rich source of volunteers for law enforcement agencies in higher education settings. Despite being an inherently transient population, the university community can help their campus police departments provide valuable crime prevention and public safety services." (VIPS in Focus, 2009) The College of Lake County Illinois reports that the goals of campus watch are: (1) to encourage extensive community involvement in the reduction of crime and criminal activity; (2) to provide a forum for the exchange and coordination on ideas, concepts and strategies to prevent or reduce crime; (3) to educate members of the College community in crime prevention matters; (4) to focus attention on all issues relating to crime prevention; (5) to share with all segments of the campus community and the campus watch organization matters relating to the continued development of a comprehensive plan for the prevention of crime; (6) to encourage the education of all members of the community in matters which increase personal and community safety; and (7) to encourage maximum cooperation and communication between all community members and the Campus Safety Department toward the goal of crime prevention. (College of Lake County, Illinois, 2008)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Campus Threat Assessment Training: A Multidisciplinary Approach (2009) Community Policing Dispatch. Vol. 2 Issue 4 April 2009. Online available at:
  • Campus Watch Program (nd) College of Lake County, Illinois. Online available at:
  • Godfrey, Steven (nd) Assessing the Success of Community-Policing (Neighborhood Watch Program) Online available at:
  • Gummere, Sara Lippincott (2003) Making a Better Place: Planning, Implementing & Managing a Student Volunteer Program. University of Oregon June 2003. Online available at:
  • National Summit on Campus Public Safety: Strategies for Colleges and Universities in a Homeland Security Environment (2005) COPS. U.S. Department of Justice. Online available at: 01/0000019b/80/1b/b0/c4.pdf

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