ERIC Number: ED176915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Crime Prevention Workshop--A Sharing of Ideas.
Wurschmidt, Todd N.; Phillips, G. Howard
To aid communities with similar concerns, this bulletin shares the proceedings of a workshop which focused on local issues surrounding rural crime and its prevention. Eight members of the Fairfield County (Ohio) Resource Development Committee assessed the need for and support of a workshop, invited speakers, scheduled a meeting place, printed an agenda, and wrote newspaper publicity articles; 32 participants were recruited representing local businesses, Chamber of Commerce, service clubs, juvenile court, law enforcement departments, churches, and all elementary and secondary schools. These participants represented two separate interests--lay persons and school teachers. Teachers' discussions emphasized the schools (especially grades 4-8) as a relevant mechanism to address the rural crime problem and reviewed available teacher's guides, while the lay oriented discussions focused on identifying the nature and scope of county crime problems and what the county, community, and individual property owners can do to prevent or reduce crime. Evaluation of the workshop by 24 participants revealed that 46% rated its overall helpfulness as excellent and 46% rated it as good. As a result of the workshop, "hopes" for the future are that the entire community can be motivated, that community leaders can be made more aware of crime prevention, that school programs will be implemented, and that a crime prevention program will be initiated in Fairfield County. (NEC)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Correctional Rehabilitation, Crime, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Enforcement, Local Issues, Prevention, Quality of Life, Rural Areas, Rural Youth, School Community Relationship, Social Action, Vandalism, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Agricultural Education Service.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Rural Crime Prevention Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio