The Prevention Agency: A Public Safety Model for High Crime Communities in the 21st Century

Nemeth, Charles P, Poulin, K.C.

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Synopsis: The second collaboration between Poulin and Nemeth, proposes creating innovative approaches to crime control, reducing the level of victimization, and in turn, elevating the quality of life within high crime communities. Using a partnership between private, public and non-profit sectors and resources, the authors propose a new organization whose aim is to coordinate resources and public safety initiatives to transform the high crime community. The Prevention Agency posits a new world order of policing distressed communities. Using private sector justice professionals, in a pre-eminent and even dominant position as compared to the public law enforcement superstructure, shakes up the status quo. The text offers up this innovative organization as an alternative for communities and their beleaguered residents. The Prevention Agency, an uncanny blend of private, entrepreneurial, community and public resources, delivers not only change in how things are done, but also results which communities under siege can only presently dream of.

About the Author: K.C. Poulin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Critical Intervention Services (CIS). Mr. Poulin has over 20 years experience in the fields of law enforcement, security management, and executive protection and specializes in the fields of crime in urban communities, critical incident management, terrorism counteraction, juvenile violence and prevention, executive protection, and workplace violence. He and his team of practitioners developed the premises for this book through the everyday activities and efforts of Critical Intervention Services. The concept called Community and Character Based Protection Initiative (CCBPI) was created by Mr. Poulin and has received worldwide recognition for its effective results in turning around high-crime communities. In addition to certifications as a Certified Protection Specialist (CPS) through Executive Security International and Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) through the International Foundation for Protection Officers, he is also certificed in Homeland Security, Level-III by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security. Mr. Poulin often testifies as an expert witness in liability cases that require his expertise in terms of inadequate security and premise liability for the limitation of protective operations. He has lectured on a number of occasions to the Florida Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates and other industry organizations and also serves as a frequent consultant for the news media and has appeared as a subject expert in over 300 television and radio news interviews. Charles P. Nemeth, Professor of Professional Studies and Director of Graduate Criminal Justice/Legal Studies for the University, has spent the vast majority of his professional life in the study and practice of law and justice. A recognized expert on ethics and the legal system, appellate legal practice and private-sector justice, he also is a prolific writer, having published numerous texts and articles on law and justice throughout his impressive career. His most recent works include three titles: Criminal Law (Prentice Hall, 2003), Law & Evidence: A Primer for Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, and Legal Studies (Prentice Hall, 2001) and Aquinas in the Courtroom (Greenwood and Praeger Publishing, 2001). Recently published is Private Sector and Public Safety: A Community Based Approach co-authored with K.C. Poulin (Prentice-Hall, 2005), and Private Security and the Law, 3rd Ed. (Elsevier, 2005). An educator for more than 30 years, Nemeth's distinctive career in Law and Justice is founded on an exemplary education, including a Master of Laws from George Washington University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Duquesne University. In addition, he was awarded a M.S. from Niagara University and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. He holds memberships in the New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars. In addition to implementing a new Master's degree in Law and Public Policy, Dr. Nemeth is also Director of Program Development at CAL-Pittsburgh,. He has also erected a think tank of legal and justice policy issues - The Institute of Law and Public Policy. His previous academic appointments include Niagara University (1977-1980), the University of Baltimore (1980-1981), Glassboro State College (1981-1986), Waynesburg College (1988-1998) and the State University of New York at Brockport (1998-2003). He is a much sought-after legal consultant for security companies and a recognized scholar on issues involving law and morality.

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