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Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising

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  • Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising (1998) is a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of grants to assist state and local law enforcement and communities in preventing crime. This report found that some prevention programs work, some do not, and some have not yet been adequately tested. Primary conclusions indicate that the effectiveness of state funding depends heavily on whether it is directed to the urban neighborhoods in which youth violence is highly concentrated. This document will be of interest to government and policing agencies grappling with the challenges of crime prevention in urban contexts.

Key Resources:
  •  The Congressional Mandate to Evaluate (pp 2-20); Thinking about Crime Prevention (pp 21-40); Communities and Crime Prevention (pp 41-70).

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  • PDF ; 750 pages
  • 1998

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