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Community Crime Prevention Strategies Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 96

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Community Crime Prevention Strategies Practice Outcomes at a Glance
Total Number of Practices: 12

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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Crime & Crime Prevention

Community Crime Prevention Strategies

Community crime prevention programs or strategies target changes in community infrastructure, culture, or the physical environment in order to reduce crime. The diversity of approaches include neighborhood watch, community policing, urban or physical design, and comprehensive or multi-disciplinary efforts.  These strategies may seek to engage residents, community and faith-based organizations, and local government agencies in addressing the factors that contribute to the community’s crime, delinquency, and disorder.



OJP Publications

Connect and Redirect to Respect: Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2019

Bias Crime Assessment: A Tool and Guidelines for Law Enforcement and Concerned Communities, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018

School Tip Line Toolkit - A Blueprint for Implementation and Sustainability, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018

Palm Beach County School Safety and Student Performance Partnership Research Project: Final Research Report, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2018
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Causal Logic Model of the Palm Beach County School Safety and Student Performance Program, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2018

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Questions and Answers

Have community notification laws impacted sex offender recidivism rates?
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Is information available on how communities can combat street prostitution?
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