The Business of Watching Crime: Crime Commissions and Community Partnerships Against Crime

David R. Forde, University of Memphis
Hannah Scott, The University of Memphis
Robyn R. Mace, University of ~ The Memphis

ABSTRACT
Crime Commissions have a long history of independent oversight of criminal justice agencies, planning to prevent crime, and more recently proactive involvement in community partnerships. This paper provides an historical overview of the role of American Crime Commissions in Urban Areas. A survey of executives from US Crime Commissions is used to assess historical and current managerial philosophies.

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