This final chapter of Policing Gangs in America summarizes and discusses the results from the study. In the first section of the chapter we discuss the five principle findings of our research and their implications for policy makers. In the second section, we present our final thoughts and make recommendations for what we believe a more effective gang unit might look like.
The Violence Prevention Academy (VPA) was designed to train school-based personnel to develop comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based violence prevention plans tailored to the specific needs of participating schools.
The purpose of this study was to conduct an evaluation of the Orchard Glen Weed and Seed Community using qualitative and quantitative data to conduct process and impact evaluations. The process evaluation relied on official documents detailing site activities.
The purpose of this project was to examine detention data from 2000-2005. The goals were to present a comprehensive description of cases subject to detention over the past 6 years and to identify significant predictors of detention length of stay.
The general goal of this project is to collect data on West Valley citizens' needs for information about neighborhood crime patterns and trends, terrorism, and public emergency planning and response. There was particular interest in obtaining citizen feedback on data-sharing questions related to terrorism prevention.