Knowledge is Power
If you’re determined to take charge and take action to make your neighborhood or community a safer one, then you need to have the knowledge to make that happen. There’s no point in just bemoaning the horrors of crime in your area without being able to also offer some strategically researched solutions. It’s with that mindset that we highlight the following books you may want to access to lend validity to your suggestions.350 Tested Strategies to Prevent Crime (National Crime Prevention Council) is a large reference book covering successful strategies in crime prevention. Included are strategies for neighborhood and civic groups, citizens, and local governments. Issues covered include community mobilization, prevention of drug use, youth safety, and creating safe public places. Washington, DC: National Crime Prevention Council, 1995.150 Tested Strategies to Prevent Crime in Small Cities, Counties, and Rural Communities (National Crime Prevention Council) is a description of promising neighborhood crime prevention strategies, partnerships, obstacles, and contacts, organized by community population and concept.Fight Back: How to Take Back Your Neighborhood, Schools, and Families from the Drug Dealers (Michael Levine) was written by one of the most effective narcotic agents in drug war history and the author of NY Times bestseller Deep Cover, this book is a tactical anti-drug manual for families, communities and schools.50 Ways to a Safer World: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Prevent Violence in Neighborhoods, Schools and Communities (Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans, Barrie Levy) is an all purpose guide to help readers manage and combat violence in their community to make it a safer place. The book covers personal safety, safety in the home, safety on the street, and safety in the community, all in an accessible and easy-to-implement manner with each of the 50 suggested actions is thoroughly explained and laid out in a useful format.