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This is the feed from NCPC's TypePad based blog, Prevention Works

Jan 31, 2011 Let’s be careful out there
I had a different topic in mind for my monthly blog but felt compelled to comment on the recent police officer shootings throughout the country.
Jan 24, 2011 New and Revived Trends in Scamming
Crime prevention begins at home – with each of us. In order to avoid being a victim, we all need to follow safe practices daily and be aware and alert of the ever changing world around us.
Jan 10, 2011 Start the New Year Right—Engage Your Community for an Impact that Lasts
Celebrate Safe Communities is an initiative of the National Crime Prevention Council and the Bureau of Justice Assistance that was developed in partnership with the National Sheriff’s Association in 2008 to
Jan 03, 2011 New Year, New You!
With the beginning of a New Year, let’s look back on incidents that could have been prevented.
We all know the drill. 2010 is coming to a close and right about now is the time for those beloved, yet often-forgotten New Year’s resolutions.
Nov 29, 2010 Crime Prevention More Than A Holiday Activity
With the holidays rapidly approaching, our thoughts turn to buying, giving and receiving gifts, visiting friends and family, and sharing delightful culinary experiences.
Nov 12, 2010 A Simple Rule: When in Doubt, Call the Cops
By Carmen Gonzales Caldwell, originally posted on on 11/5/10.
Oct 21, 2010 Give the criminals a break.
An unreported crime is nothing. It didn’t happen. No one can get arrested for possession of stolen property.
Oct 12, 2010 October is Crime Prevention Month!
Get your kids involved in Crime Prevention Month! NCPC will be hosting various events from poster celebrations to McGruff strolls. Our famous Crime Prevention Month Kits for 2010-2011 are now in stock!
Oct 04, 2010 Home and Personal Safety
Recently, the National Crime Prevention Council has been receiving reports from our fellow crime prevention organizations about neighborhood safety issues and we felt that we should share them with everyone.
Sep 27, 2010 October is Crime Prevention Month
Do you know what prevention means? It means making it harder for something harmful to happen. Crime prevention means reducing the chances for criminals to victimize you, your family, and neighbors. It means protecting property and teaching kids and adults to be alert and aware. It means doing things that build communities up, and stopping things that tear communities down.
Sep 20, 2010 Wow . . . Did I hear you correctly?
Recently I participated in focus group research about intellectual property crime. Many of you know it better by names like counterfeiting and piracy. It involves actions such as illegal downloading of movies, music and software; purchasing knock-off purses or jewelry, and buying countless other fake products.
Sep 14, 2010 The relationship between 8th grade algebra and a life of crime or victimization
At a recent criminal justice conference, during a panel called “Communities at Risk,” one panelist said the indicator of how your life may proceed depends on how you did in 8th grade algebra. That got me thinking; what is the relationship between 8th grade algebra and a life of crime or victimization?
Sep 07, 2010 To Prevent is to Serve . . . or Vice Versa
Let’s face it, whether you’re overjoyed or absolutely miserable, summer is out and school is back in. One thing that is absolutely certain, is that at the start of every school year, you will receive an abundance of information regarding rules, procedures, issues, and of course, how to stay safe. It’s a beneficial and common practice to provide students with information about issues they may face throughout the year such as bullying, dating violence, or harassment. But the real question is, once they receive this information, what are they going to do with it?
Aug 30, 2010 A Crime Prevented Is Much More Valuable Than A Crime Prosecuted
The recent conference at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice focused on addressing national trends in prosecution, crime prevention, and criminal justice strategies. Among the Opening Day speakers was Cyrus Vance, the New York County District Attorney (DA), who set the tone for the conference with his thesis “a crime prevented is much more valuable than a crime prosecuted.”
Aug 25, 2010 Lock Up Your Things-Everywhere
Recently at my gym there have been a number of things stolen—wallets, IPods, purses, laptops, etc. It got me thinking that a lot of us tend to always give people the benefit of the doubt and normally don’t think of the worst case scenarios. Honestly, wouldn’t you rather assume that your things will remain safely in your locker throughout your workout than to worry about them being stolen? The reality is, at least for now, that locking your things up is the safest bet.
Aug 16, 2010 Celebrate Your Safe Community
There is still time to register your Crime Prevention Month activities to receive free resources for your event from our national Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) Initiative. CSC was launched in 2008 by the National Crime Prevention Council, in partnership with the National Sheriff’s Association, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Jul 19, 2010 Girls and Gangs: The Hidden Risks of Dating a Gang Member
Many teenage girls are attracted to what society calls a “bad boy,” finding this image and lifestyle exciting. This attraction can sometimes lead to a girl dating a person who may be involved with a gang. Our society often glamorizes this lifestyle in movies, television shows, and music videos. Mass media has a way of conveying a message that makes this way of life attractive which can entice a young girl’s desire to date a gang member for all of the wrong reasons. However, some girls may not fully understand the repercussions of this decision and how this association can affect their lives.
Jul 12, 2010 Digital Copier Indentity Theft
In our office we have a copier that can make your copy into a PDF document that you can receive via email at your desk. It’s a really great feature but recently I saw how that feature could turn potentially ugly with the push of a few wrong buttons.
Jul 01, 2010 Happy 30th Birthday, McGruff!
In the seventies America was perceived to be in a malaise where nothing worked and nothing could be done about it. We had just had our future rewritten due to the oil embargo; “stagflation” was a word on every pundit’s lips, and nothing seemed to be able to be done about our social issues, especially crime