Public Policy: Neighbourhood Watch and Fighting Crime


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Essay #: 051392
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Public Policy: Neighbourhood Watch and Fighting Crime
This paper will explore the neighbourhood watch programs that have become a staple of many American and Canadian communities. In so doing, the paper will ponder how neighbourhood watch programs successfully combat crime; the essay will also ponder some of the problems that a neighbourhood watch program can offer. To be specific, neighbourhood watch programs can be onerous for communities because they require enthusiasm, active participation on the part of people who might normally retreat from their civic duties and because they can cost the community money – particularly if neighbourhood watch programs are going to be instituted that will also involve community policing from uniformed...
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