ERIC Number: ED185460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Residential Crime and Fear: The Hartford Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program [and] Executive Summary.
Fowler, Floyd J., Jr.; And Others
The Hartford project, an experimental effort to reduce residential burglary, street robberies, and fear of those crimes in an urban residential neighborhood, is described. Its most distinctive feature is its integrative approach in which police, community organization, and physical design changes were used to increase the willingness and ability of residents to control their neighborhood and reduce criminal opportunities. Implementation efforts are detailed in terms of: (1) closing or narrowing streets as a strategy for reducing outside traffic; (2) instituting a neighborhood police unit; and (3) creating area organizations to work with the police and initiate resident efforts to improve the neighborhood. The evaluation of the program contains an assessment of success factors including nelghborhood involvement and physical changes. The appendices contain the survey instruments, data collection procedures, supplemental data, and the resident survey interview schedule. Extensive tables and illustrations are also included. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Programs, Crime, Neighborhood Improvement, Neighborhoods, Physical Environment, Police Community Relationship, Prevention, Urban Environment, Urban Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 027-000-00877-1)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hartford Inst. of Criminal and Social Justice , CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (Hartford)