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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 ...

Police Antidrug Efforts
Police antidrug efforts

In Chapter 4, we highlighted a number of antidrug activities in areas in which community crime prevention programs had not been previously implemented or sustained. Most of the efforts were developed or administered by community organizations or private citizens with the sanctioning and support of law enforcement. In this chapter, we examine antidrug programs started by the police with the express knowledge or cooperation of neighborhood residents. We begin with an overview of police enforcement strategies against drug violations and provide an illustration from New York City of an antidrug program. We then discuss how police programs aimed at drug sales have begun to include citizen efforts. Many of the projects are part of community policing programs, which we briefly ...

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