Award Date

5-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Department

Criminal Justice

First Committee Member

William H. Sousa, Co-Chair

Second Committee Member

Tamara Madensen, Co-Chair

Third Committee Member

Randall Sheldon

Graduate Faculty Representative

Anna Lukemeyer

Number of Pages

46

Abstract

Police initiatives have been implemented by many agencies in an attempt to curtail growing crime rates. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department implemented the "Safe Village Initiative" to address this issue in west Las Vegas. This deterrence based model reduced calls for service in the target area with a diffusion of benefits to the surrounding neighborhoods.

The current study will analyze two research questions pertaining to the "Safe Village Initiative". The first will assess the possibility that a displacement of crime occurred as a result of the treatment. The second research question will address whether, if no displacement occurred, there was an unintended diffusion of crime benefit to the surrounding neighborhoods. Data were obtained from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and were analyzed for assessment.

Keywords

Community policing; Crime prevention planning; Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Problem-oriented policing

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice | Legal Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Language

English


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