Community Policing Term Paper by The Research Group

Community Policing
Citizen strategies to fight crime. Neighborhood Watch, gang violence, cooperation with police, effectiveness, rural & urban settings.
# 11911 | 1,800 words | 5 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 24, 2003 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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"Crime prevention is a community responsibility. Across the United States, citizens are taking back their neighborhoods by forming partnerships with local law enforcement agencies. Mobilized communities have proven resistant to the ravages of drug dealing and violent crime that plague complacent communities.
One of the most successful programs for community empowerment has been Neighborhood Watch. The nationwide promotion of Neighborhood Watch evolved from a two-year study conducted during the mid-1980s entitled the Block Booster Project: "The study found that active block associations substantially reduced fear of crime, encouraged crime reporting, stimulated members' involvement in crime prevention, inhibited drug trafficking, and spurred beautification activities"

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