Program Participation: World View’s Decay with Communication

  • James R. Gillham


After an initial period of high activity, participation in burglary prevention almost always falls off (Garofalo and McLeod 1987, p. 131). Not surprisingly, organizers and others have attributed this behavioral change to decay—or loss—in interest in burglary prevention. Interests are part of world view. This chapter looks at what underlies such decay.


World View Active Block Control Block Neighborhood Problem Neighborhood Watch 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Gillham
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  1. 1.Department of Criminal JusticeState University College at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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