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

Apr 25, 2011 Rocking Springtime Safety
Finally, spring has sprung! If you’re like me, you look forward to spring all year long when the sun is out, trees are blossoming, and you can spend time outside without wearing a 30 pound winter jacket.
Apr 11, 2011 Drive safely, the life you save may be mine.
Why is it that as we get older we lose some of what we’ve learned from our parents. Our parents taught us to be honest, trustworthy, kind, and to treat others as we would like to be treated.
Apr 04, 2011 Dating violence has to be taken seriously
Dating violence is not as rare as people may believe. Dating violence is a viscous cycle that not only affects adults but also affects teens as well. One in 5 teens today say that he or she has been or know a friend who has been a victim of dating violence.
Mar 21, 2011 Celebrating Safely
Studies have shown that adolescent and young adult drinking patterns vary throughout the year, but that behavior peaks during holidays, such as St. Patrick’s Day (Martell et al., 2006). We know that drinking at a moderate to heavy rate can lead to serious consequences such as date rape, violence, robbery, trouble with the law, and even death.
Mar 14, 2011 Working together in this economy
With today’s economy, more crime prevention officers are being tasked to do other police work or being laid off. As a result, crimes in certain areas are increasing and law enforcement officers find they have to do more while being short-staffed
Mar 02, 2011 Staying Safe During Spring Break.
“I cannot wait until midterms are over!” These words are being muttered by just about every college student all over the states. Although midterms weigh heavily on a college student’s psyche, there is an exciting shadow that lurks behind it.
Feb 15, 2011 Getting Your Perspective Back
Sometimes we get tend to caught up in the little things in life. We stress about what to wear, we let the person who stole our parking spot ruin our day, or we curse the people who stand on the left side of the escalator instead of on the right
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.
Dec 14, 2010 WHAT’S YOUR RESOLUTION?
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 MiamiHerald.com 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?