Accession Number : ADA185934

Title :   A Historical Perspective on Active Citizens Law Enforcement Groups.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Asher, Steve

PDF Url : ADA185934

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This thesis is a historical perspective on active citizens' law enforcement groups. The research traces the origin and development of active community crime control in America from its beginning to the present. Following a review of the available literature, issues and controversies surrounding active community crime control are examined. The data utilized in this study was obtained through a literature review in which numerous sources where considered in order to trace the emergence and development of active community control within the United States. Based on the results of the review of the literature, three conclusions were reached. First, active community crime control programs have grown in popularity since the 1960's. Currently, community crime control is endorsed by citizens, police, and scholars. Secondly, measuring the effect of community crime control programs has proven to be inexact because of difficulties present in the gathering and analysis of crime data. However, within the past decade the quality of data and research has improved. Thirdly, there is an absence of professional training for leaders of crime prevention groups. Without adequate training for both the block leaders and crime control practitioners, community crime control programs will fail to achieve their optimum potential. (Theses).

Descriptors :   *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, COMMUNITIES, CONTROL, CRIMES, LEADERSHIP, LITERATURE SURVEYS, POLICE, PREVENTION, QUALITY, THESES, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE