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Community Antidrug Efforts
Community antidrug efforts
The Origins of Community Antidrug Efforts in the 1970s Community Anticrime Movement

Community antidrug efforts of the 1980s and 1990s grew out of citizen programs, which were started in the 1970s to prevent street crime and residential burglary. The fundamental philosophy of the community crime prevention movement was that the most effective means of combating crime is to involve residents in proactive interventions aimed at reducing or precluding the opportunity for crime in their neighborhoods |Lockhard, Duncan, & Brenner, 1978; Podolefsky & DuBow, 1981). Citizen programs to combat street crime and burglaries assumed a variety of forms, including resident patrols (Yin, Vogel, & Chaiken, 1977), citizen crime- reporting networks (Bickman, Lavrakas, & Green, 1977), block watch programs (Rosenbaum, Lewis, & Grant, ...

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