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Police as Community Organizers: The Houston Field Test

Police as Community Organizers: The Houston Field Test

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This report summarizes the results of a field test conducted by the Houston Police Department and evaluated by the Police Foundation under a grant from the National Institute of Justice. The project, successfully carried out from the fall of 1983 through the spring of 1984, tested the hypothesis that the development of neighborhood organization, initiated by the police, could reduce the fear of crime, diminish local problems, and increase citizens’ satisfaction with their neighborhood with the police.

After ten months of program implementation, the evaluation found no apparent program effects on respondents’ levels of fear of victimization or worry about property crime. There were, however, some other desirable outcomes. Residents in the community organization neighborhood, as compared to those in a matched area where no new programs were introduced, were significantly (p
This report summarizes the results of a field test conducted by the Houston Police Department and evaluated by the Police Foundation under a grant from the National Institute of Justice. The project, successfully carried out from the fall of 1983 through the spring of 1984, tested the hypothesis that the development of neighborhood organization, initiated by the police, could reduce the fear of crime, diminish local problems, and increase citizens’ satisfaction with their neighborhood with the police.

After ten months of program implementation, the evaluation found no apparent program effects on respondents’ levels of fear of victimization or worry about property crime. There were, however, some other desirable outcomes. Residents in the community organization neighborhood, as compared to those in a matched area where no new programs were introduced, were significantly (p

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Published by: PoliceFoundation on Aug 12, 2013
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