ERIC Number: ED265473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Making a Difference: Young People in Community Crime Prevention.
O'Neil, Jean F.; Calhoun, John C.
This document discusses the involvement of teenagers in community crime prevention. It gives the justification, methods, successes, and problems of crime prevention programs in which young people participate. Several reasons for involving teenagers are given: teenagers need to develop a sense of community, they are often the victims of crime, and they have useful services to offer. Two chapters offer "primers" in community crime prevention and youth potential in these prevention programs. Teenage involvement in crime prevention programs in cities, suburbs, and rural areas with a variety of sponsors including law enforcement agencies, schools, youth groups, and community agencies is described. The characteristics of good programs, including resources, adult mentors, amd community support are noted. The problems existing crime prevention groups have encountered such as lack of adult involvement, adult domination, lack of rules, insufficient funding, and transportation problems are discussed. Twenty-eight programs throughout the United States and two from Canada are summarized with addresses and telephone numbers. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Crime, Crime Prevention, Program Descriptions, Social Action, Social Responsibility, Youth Programs
National Crime Prevention Council, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 540, Washington, DC ($10.00, includes shipping and handling, discounts on quantities, call for quotes 202-393-7141).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.