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January 2010

This issue discusses crime prevention practices. Fear of crime remains high despite a downward trend in crime rates. The goal of crime prevention efforts is to diminish the likelihood of crime from happening.

Articles

  • IACP News: January 2010

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  • Thinking Like a Thief Is the Key to Crime Prevention

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  • 2009 IACP Awards

    2009 Awards Police Chief January 2010...

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  • A Systematic Process for Creating Business Watch Programs in Private Organizations

    Many police departments have developed successful Business Watch programs as part of their crime prevention community outreach initiatives. These Business Watch programs, like neighborhood watch progr...

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  • Chief’s Counsel: Collection of DNA Upon Arrest: Expanding Investigative Frontiers

    Katie Sepich was abducted, raped, and fatally strangled, then her body was set on fire and hidden in a town garbage dump on August 31, 2003. A minuscule amount of tissue recovered from Katie’s finge...

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  • Legislative Alert: Congress Passes Omnibus Spending Bill

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  • Crime Prevention Matters

    The U.S. public thinks crime is a serious problem and believes that crime is worse today than it was in 2006. This finding was consistent across national surveys conducted in the fall of 2007 by three...

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  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design: CPTED 40 Years Later

    There is new evidence that supporting crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) related approaches can enhance crime prevention resources in local law enforcement and broaden partnerships ...

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  • IACP Foundation: Foundation and NUCPS Partner for Free Training

    In early 2009, NUCPS donated to the IACP Foundation a full course of their 10-week SPSC class to be administered in the Louisiana gulf region....

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  • January 2010: Products and Services

    Where do the good ideas come from? In this column, we offer our readers the opportunity to learn about — and benefit from — some of the cutting-edge technologies being implemented by law enforc...

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  • January 2010: New Members

    This posting of new member applications is published pursuant to the provisions of the IACP Constitution & Rules, Article II, Section 2(c)....

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  • Making Crime Prevention a Priority

    Two incidents changed Kenosha's crime prevention efforts from a part-time activity to a full-time assignment....

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  • Officer Safety: Making the Vision a Reality

    SafeShield was born in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. During the 2002 midyear meeting of the SACOP Division, there was a discussion of the need to understand the current a...

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  • Police Chiefs Lead in Challenging Times

    This is a challenging time to be a police chief. Agencies around the world are struggling to provide their communities with the services they expect and deserve, while at the same time, departmental b...

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  • Product Update: January 2010

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  • Products & Services: January 2010

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  • Rebranding Crime Prevention

    Everett is a medium-sized city that includes the largest Boeing aircraft manufacturing facility in the United States, Naval Station Everett with the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier group, and the P...

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  • Rural Fatal Crashes—A Grim Scene

    Rural America, where about a quarter of the United States’ population lived in 2007, supplies nourishment to the world, offers the allure of a way of life that is far less hectic and complicated tha...

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