TITLE

Think Nationally, Act Locally: The Municipal-Level Effects of the National Crime Prevention Program in Finland

AUTHOR(S)
Savolainen, Jukka
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
European Journal on Criminal Policy & Research;2005, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p175
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper gauges the effects of the National Crime Prevention Program (NCPP) on the level of crime in Finland. The research design involves comparisons between municipalities that vary in terms of their participation in the NCPP. Is this characteristic related to improvements in community safety? The analyses utilize data from victim surveys as well as police statistics. Findings from each type of analysis suggest that active participation in the national initiative has not resulted in reduced levels of crime and violence. The study concludes with a set of recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the NCPP.
ACCESSION #
18591128

 

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