Fighting Back: Neighborhood Antidrug Strategies
Publication Year: 1996
“Robert C. Davis and Arthur J. Lurigio present a balanced and reasoned review of what citizens, with the help of police and other authorities, can do to reduce drug-related crime in their neighborhoods. The message is timely, clear, helpful, and hopeful. Fighting Back successfully brings together recent and emerging research in community antidrug efforts (indigenous and implanted), police-based strategies, and civil abatement procedures. The authors examine what is and what is not working to mitigate one of America's most pressing social problems--neighborhood-based drug trafficking.” --Janice A. Roehl, Ph.D., Vice President, Institute for Social Analysis, Pacific Grove, California “Fighting Back is a delightful book and will add significantly to the field. It is the first comprehensive book that covers different strategies used to restore order and ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Drug Use in Inner Cities
- The Link between Drugs and Crime
- Impact of Drugs on Communities
- Conceptualizations of Drug Markets
- Why Street-Level Antidrug Strategies are Important
- Neighborhood-Level Enforcement of Drug Laws
- A Conceptualization of Neighborhood Antidrug Responses
- Contents of This Volume
- Chapter 2: Citizen Reporting of Drug Activity
- Citizens' Willingness to Report Crime
- Data on Citizens' Drug Reporting
- How the Police Process Drug Complaints
- New Reporting Modalities
- Profile of a Successful Program: The Philadelphia Police Department Response to Drug Reports
- Chapter 3: Community Antidrug Efforts
- The Origins of Community Antidrug Efforts in the 1970s Community Anticrime Movement
- The Development of Community Antidrug Programs in the Late 1980s and 1990s
- Community Antidrug Initiatives
- Origins of Community Antidrug Initiatives
- Integration of Community Antidrug Efforts with Larger Efforts to Fight Drugs
- Do Community Antidrug Initiatives Make a Difference?
- Issues for Future Research
- Profile of a Successful Program: Philadelphia's Let's Clean it up
- Chapter 4: Implanted Community Antidrug Programs
- Community Responses to Drug Abuse (CRDA)
- Community Partnership Demonstration Program
- Fighting Back Program
- Weed and Seed Initiative
- What Have Implanted Antidrug Programs Achieved?
- Profile of a Successful Program: Hartford Areas Rally Together (HART)
- Chapter 5: Police Antidrug Efforts
- Police Enforcement Strategies
- Professional Policing Tactics
- Community-Police Drug Enforcement Programs
- Comprehensive Law Enforcement Approaches
- Profile of a Successful Program: Hartford's COMPASS Program
- Chapter 6: Drug House Abatement Programs
- Varieties of Abatement Programs
- Effectiveness of Abatement Programs
- The Question of Fairness
- Some Concerns and Some Solutions
- Profile of a Successful Program: Milwaukee's Drug Abatement Team
- Chapter 7: Conclusion
- The Success of Neighborhood Antidrug Programs
- Pitfalls for Neighborhood Antidrug Efforts
- Addressing the Roots of the Drug Problem
[Page ii]To my parents, Frank and Helen, who succeeded as parents and examples in ways they may not even have suspected.—R. D.
To my parents, Arthur, Sr. and Phyllis, who taught me to approach life with my feet on the ground, my face with a smile, my eyes straight ahead, and my arms wide open. All my love.—A. L.
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About the Authors[Page 149]
Robert C. Davis is Senior Research Associate for Victim Services, New York, and a consultant to the American Bar Association. His research interests include community anticrime organizations, crime victims, domestic violence, and criminal courts. He has coedited the books Drugs and the Community and Victims of Crime: Problems, Policies, and Programs and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on these topics. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife Patricia and children Caitlin and Jennifer.
Arthur J. Lurigio received his doctorate in social psychology from Loyola University in Chicago. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Urban Affairs at Northwestern University and is now an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Loyola University. He is also the Director of Research for the Cook County Adult Probation Department. He has many, varied research interests, including the psychological effects of criminal victimization, intermediate sanctions, crime and mental disorders, drugs and communities, community policing, community crime prevention, and traditional organized crime. He has published extensively in all these areas. He lives in Chicago with his wife Colleen and his two children, Michael and Caitlin.