Unformatted text preview: assist them and the community has to trust in the police to protect them. The three crime prevention programs that I chose to be most effective are: Crime stoppers, Mass Media Campaigns and Neighborhood Watch. All three of these programs do share one disadvantage. That disadvantage is community involvement. When these programs rely on community involvement and that falls off so does the programs. They end up failing and deemed ineffective. After this happens it leaves the community going “oh the police won’t do anything for us”. The community has to realize that is takes them to run efficiently. With crime stoppers the main advantage is that it’s anonymous. Therefore, this ensures citizens that there will be no repercussions for calling in a crime. This program also has the advantage of reaching the entire community by using a mass media campaign. Lastly we come to the neighborhood watch. This program allows for the police and citizens to come together and prevent crime....
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- Spring '11