The effectiveness of neighborhood watch

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Dokumentart: Article
Date: 2008-12
Source: Campbell Systematic Reviews, 18, 2008
Language: English
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
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Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Nachbarschaft , Wachdienst , Kriminalität
Other Keywords:
neighborhood watch
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Background: Neighborhood watch (also known as block watch, apartment watch, home watch and community watch) grew out of a movement in the US during the late 1960s that promoted greater involvement of citizens in the prevention of crime. Since then, interest in neighborhood watch has grown considerably and recent estimates suggest that over a quarter of the UK population and over forty per cent of the US population live in areas covered by neighborhood watch schemes. Objectives: The primary aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of neighborhood watch in reducing crime.

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