This accessibly written book presents a case study of a major United States initiative aimed at increasing public awareness of how citizens can protect themselves and others from crime. It examines the development and content of the 14-year long campaign and evaluates its impact on the public. The state-of-the-art data presented from this extensive survey on the public's perceptions, attitudes and behaviours with respect to crime leads to the authors providing excellent recommendations for future campaigns.
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About the Author
Paul J. Lavrakas, Ph D, is a Research Psychologist and Research Methodologist consultant. He served as Chief Research Methodologist for Nielsen Media Research from 2000-2007. Before joining Nielsen, he was a Full Professor at Northwestern University (1978-1996) and Ohio State University (1996-2000), as well as the founding faculty director of the survey centers at both universities. He is the author of Telephone Survey Methods: Sampling, Selection, and Supervision (2nd Edition, SAGE, 1993) and four other books covering election polling and the news media, as well as numerous other methodological and substantive publications and conference papers.
Table of Contents
Crime Prevention and Information CampaignsThe National Citizens' Crime Prevention Media CampaignCitizens, Crime, and Crime PreventionCommunity Uses of and Reactions to the CampaignHow Citizens Responded to the CampaignCampaign Costs, Benefits, and EffectivenessConclusions and Recommendations