ERIC Number: ED123479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Police Burglary Prevention Programs.
White, Thomas W.; And Others
The study is designed to assist police and other law enforcement agencies, as well as local government officials, in planning new burglary prevention activities and modifying existing ones. Information was compiled from (1) a survey of 50 United States police departments, (2) site visits to 12 departments with operating burglary prevention programs, (3) a literature review, and (4) meetings with offenders, victims, and law enforcement, business, and citizen groups. The study's major findings and recommendations are presented in chapter 2, covering problems that communities face in preventing burglaries and in developing prevention programs. Chapter 3 identifies burglary prevention activities currently used in the 50 cities surveyed. Several of those activities are discussed in detail in chapters 4 through 8: crime-patterns and vulnerability analysis and evaluation, community education, premise security surveys, property marking programs, patrol and surveillance activities, and anti-fencing operations. Tables provide statistics on burglaries and crime prevention programs. Appended materials (28 pages) describe: various police crime prevention training programs, the Minnesota Crime Watch program, Oakland and Los Angeles (California) security ordinances, A Model for Estimating Aggregate Deterence and Apprehension Effects, and a two-page bibliography. (BP)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Programs, Crime, Human Services, Job Training, Law Enforcement, National Surveys, Police Action, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Security, Stealing, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00339-7, $1.80)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.