ERIC Number: ED024983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
A Program in Community Relations: Face-to-Face Confrontations.
Hanson, Philip G.; O'Connell, Walter E.
One of the sources of conflict in our urban centers today is the distrust that exists between the community and the police. In an effort to improve relations between community members and the police, so that both groups might work together more effectively in solving community problems, the Houston Cooperative Crime Prevention Program was organized. The program consists of six, three-hour sessions during which community members and the police meet together in face-to-face confrontations to examine the damaging stereotypes they have of each other, to explore how their own behaviors reinforce these stereotypes, to consider the sources of friction on key issues that keep them divided, and to plan steps to resolve these issues. The groups are assisted by group leaders who facilitate the interactions. The program design is described, and design problems are discussed. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30 through September 3, 1968.