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  • Neighborhood Watch - 345 words
    Neighborhood Watch The Neighborhood Watch: One of the most effective crime prevention tools being utilized today is the Neighborhood Watch. The Neighborhood Watch was designed to help strengthen the relationships between neighbors and in the process build community wide crime prevention. Law enforcement officials have for years relied on the community to assist in apprehending criminals after the crime has been committed. With a Neighborhood Watch, this assistance is proactive instead of reactive, meaning that the watch can stop the crime before it occurs. A Neighborhood Watch can be formed around any geographical unit: a block, apartment, public housing complex or neighborhood. A watch grou ...
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  • A Crime In The Neigborhood - 1,324 words
    A Crime In The Neigborhood A Crime In The Neigborhood It was the summer of 1972 when Spring Hill, a Washington, D.C., suburb, got its first taste of an increasingly violent, insecure modern world. The quiet residential area, whose inhabitants traditionally left their doors unlocked and spent the summers attending one another's cookout, was rocked by the news that 12-year-old Boyd Ellison had been raped and murdered, his body dumped behind the local mall. While shaken residents organized a neighborhood watch program and clued detectives in on anyone's suspicious behavior, the inhabitants of at least one house were distracted by a tragedy of their own: 10-year-old Marsha Eberhardt's father, La ...
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  • Crime And Punishment - 1,517 words
    Crime And Punishment The crime problem in the United States has historically been misstated and exaggerated by bureaucrats and politicians. The intentions behind these overstatements vary within each context but a common thread emerges upon closer examination. As in any capitalist society, money and material possession are the primary motivation that fuels society and people. It could be argued that FBI director Louis Freeh made his comments to the National Press Club in 1994 out of genuine concern for the American people, but realistically the statement was made in an effort to gather support and increase funding for law enforcement. Following this statement and from increased pressure from ...
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  • Ghost Stories, They Have The Power To Throw Us Into Another World, Leading Us To - 3,541 words
    ... l landed in the square soft light from the window, and started to peck the damp ground in search of worms. "Im coming for you." the words rang thorough Vivians head like a fog horn blaring through the deadly silence of a warm summers night. She looked up and screamed, the man from her dreams stood four feet from the window. He stared at her, his deep, black eyes didnt move, they just peered through the window. Im dreaming, I have to be dreaming Vivian thought frantically but she knew it was not true. This time she wasnt dreaming, there was no escape. She sat staring at him, too petrified to turn away, trusting that if she did he would walk through the window and kill her. The cardinal th ...
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  • Housing Problems, And Options For Improvement - 988 words
    Housing Problems, And Options For Improvement Everyone needs a house. Rich people poor people; all people are included. This is a problem, because housing costs a great deal of money. Poor people that can barely afford food and clothing also have a difficult time finding affordable housing. As a result, some live in unsafe and unsanitary conditions that are badly in need of repair. As we read in several Los Angeles Times articles, there are many people here in the Valley that live in places like these, and that live way below the poverty line. Many of these unkempt dwellings reside in the inner city of large urban areas, such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia or Chicago. According to our textbook ...
    Related: affordable housing, housing, improvement, public housing, neighborhood watch
  • How To Be A Good Citizen - 624 words
    How To Be A Good Citizen Mike Schmidt ICE-Social Science Community Tuesday September 26,2000 revised 2nd draft How to be a Good Citizen Every citizen in our society has the right to freedom and to be happy. In order to preserve that right to be happy, you must be a virtuous citizen and fulfill and promote civic rights. Here are three tips to follow on being a good citizen. First it is essential to obey all the laws of the land. Secondly you should not let your rights interfere or trample the rights of others, and lastly, you should be very community minded in spirit. "We hold that law and order can be restored without turning this country of the free into a Police State." (Etzioni, 1993) Fir ...
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