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Pub. Type Report
Title Reducing the 'Signs of Crime': The Newark Experience
Author(s) Pate, Antony M.
Skogan, Wesley G.
Wycoff, Mary Ann
Sherman, Lawrence W.
Subtitle/Series Name Executive Summary
Pub. Date Jul 1985
Abstract Program components were a cleanup program aimed at physical deterioration and an intensified law enforcement effort. Random samples of residents were surveyed before and 10 months after the program's introduction. Although the program was implemented as planned, it had few statistically significant effects. None of the desired effects were achieved. However, residents of the area served by the program took significantly more steps to protect their homes from crime than did those in the comparison area. Two types of crime decreased in the program area as well. The lack of effects on fear of crime may have resulted from the brevity of the program period. Findings did not permit any conclusions about the validity of the theory underlying the Newark effort. source
Issue/No. NCJ 102306
Producer United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
Place of Production Washington, DC

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