An Examination of Citizen Involvement in Crime Prevention
Social Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2013, Pages: 161-167
Received: Sep. 22, 2013; Published: Oct. 20, 2013
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Ho-Youn Kim, Dept. of Security Management, Kyonggi University, Suwon, South Korea
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Abstract
Research has consistently showed that government has been held in low regard and the loss of confidence in government is mainly due to low productivity and inefficiency of government. The police are also confronted with low productivity. Citizens have more demands, but police have fewer resources. Increasing productivity is considered as an important task for government. Many politicians adopted “reinventing the government” as their slogan, and the coproduction effort has been recognized and promoted as “the law enforcement manifestation of reinventing movement”. This movement is apparently gaining tremendous support not only from law enforcement agencies but also from the general public. However, it has not been completely assured that collective citizen involvement in crime prevention is a sound and effective way to control crime, and thus reduce fear of crime. This research examines the effectiveness and problems associated with the coproduction effort such as Neighborhood Watch Program and Citizen Patrol.
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Co-production, Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, Citizen Patrol
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Ho-Youn Kim, An Examination of Citizen Involvement in Crime Prevention, Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2013, pp. 161-167. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20130205.11
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