This groundbreaking book presents a definitive look at the history of crime prevention strategies and policies in the United States. It analyzes the failures of American crime prevention techniques and possible solutions our country might seek to reduce crime, drugs, and disorder in the future. It looks at both sides of the crime prevention issue: the failure of the current criminal justice system and the possibilities and advantages of citizen participation in crime prevention programs and strategies. It also addresses such key issues and dilemmas as our perception of crime through the media and school crime.
SECTION ONE: THE PROBLEM OF CRIME PREVENTION. 1. The Argument for Citizen Involvement and Prevention. SECTION TWO: COMMUNITY AWARENESS, MOBILIZATION, AND SOCIAL CONTROL. 2. Crime Prevention Through the Mass Media. 3. Organizing the Community: The Empowerment Model. 4. Citizen Participation and Bystander Intervention. SECTION THREE: REDUCING OPPORTUNITIES: DEFENDING SELF AND NEIGHBORHOOD. 5. Situational Crime Prevention. 6. Protecting Oneself from Victimization: Armed and Dangerous. 7. Community Anti-Drug Initiatives: Taking Back the Streets. 8. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. SECTION FOUR: RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND PRIMARY PREVENTION. 9. Preventing Crime Through Early Intervention. 10. Community Policing and Community Partnerships. SECTION FIVE: CONCLUSIONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS. 11. Citizen Participation in Crime Prevention: Advantages and Disadvantages.