Title: Community crime prevention: shaping the future
Citation: Loree, J. Donald., Walker, W. Robert. (1991). Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Police College, 278p.
Keywords: Community-Crime Prevention, Community and Police Partnerships, Control Strategies
From proceedings of the international Crime Prevention Conference, held in Ottawa, Canada in October 1990, 30 papers featured the future of community crime prevention. The topics included in the book the state and crime prevention; local issues in crime prevention; inter-agency cooperation; social development and crime prevention; voluntary organizations and the private sector; institutional changes and leadership; and others. Themes included: Crime prevention must address underlying causal factors rather than just the symptoms that are so frequently the focus of attention now. Special populations such has minorities and youth in particular, require a multi-faceted approach to prevention. The traditional self-defined professional isolation in police organization and culture must be changed. Community policing is fundamental to this process. Continued research and evaluation of crime prevention programs are essential. Effective prevention requires a genuine partnership among all concerned parties. An effective and meaningful crime prevention program is defined and community controlled. The police department is only one of many resources that the community can draw upon.