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Neighborhood Watch Program

A small suburb of a large metropolitan area has implemented a Neighborhood Watch Program. The town mayor has asked you to determine if the program is having any effect on the volume of complaints received about suspicious behavior, deviant behavior, and crime.

Based on criminological theories what supports Neighborhood Watch Programs and explain how the theory may support the program as mentioned above.

Objective:Develop one or more hypotheses and operationalize the concepts. Maximum 200 words.

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Neighborhood Watch is collaboration between citizens and law enforcement in which citizens organize them selves and keep a trained eye and ear on their communities and demonstrate their presence. Neighborhood Watch the organizers believe works because it reduced opportunities for crime.
In my opinion Neighborhood Watch program is having an effect on reported suspicious behavior, deviant behavior, and crime. There are theoretical reasons for this contention of mine.
From the perspective of Stafford & Warr Patternoster's Rational Choice Deterrent Theory crime is influenced by its costs and benefits. If costs are raised crime will be deterred. Neighborhood Watch increases ...

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