National Neighborhood Watch – a Division of the National Sheriffs' Association

The National Neighborhood Watch (formerly USAonWatch.org) website is sponsored by FXS.

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Research

Here are a few publications and studies that we have found regarding Neighborhood Watch. These are provided for informational purposes only.

A Social Norms Approach to Community-Based Crime Prevention: Implicit and Explicit Messages on Neighborhood Watch Signs by P. Wesley Schultz, Ph.D.; Jennifer J. Tobanico, M.A. Published May 2009

Does Neighborhood Watch Reduce Crime? – Research Brief—July 10, 2008 by the National Crime Prevention Council

Does neighborhood watch reduce crime? A systematic review and meta-analysis by Trevor Bennett, Katy Holloway, and David P. Farrington; Published by Journal of Experimental Criminology(2006) 2:437-458

Crime Prevention Research Reveiw #1: Disrupting Street-Level Drug Markets by the Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice (2008)

Crime Prevention Research Review #2: Police Enforcement Strategies to Prevent Crime in Hot Spot Areas Published by the Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice (2008)

Crime Prevention Research Review #3: Does Neighborhood Watch Reduce Crime? Published by the Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice (2008)

Using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in Problem-Solving by Diane Zahm, published by the Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice (2007)

Modeling Behavior: What Motivates People to Prepare, or Not Prepare, for Natural Disasters? Article published May 11, 2011 in knowledge@wharton.com, an online resource from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School.