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“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 ...

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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