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Accession Number ADA565126
Title Countering Gang Violence: What Small Town Communities Can Learn from the US Military.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 22p
Personal Author G. A. LeMire
Abstract This paper examines the current efforts of the city of Salinas, California, which is working with advisors from the Naval Postgraduate school to apply lessons learned from the battlefields of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Latin America to devise a counter-gang strategic implementation plan. The Mission and Execution portions of this paper will serve as the base document for the implementation plan. Currently, the project is in the final stages of completion and is expected to be employed in the summer of 2011. If applied appropriately, the implementation of this collaboration could prove to be the turning point in stemming the violence that gave Salinas a homicide rate three times that of Los Angeles in 2009. It also could assist Salinas in regaining the critical support of its population. In addition, it can serve as a model for other smaller cities in the United States that have similar challenges. The city of Salinas' strategic planning group is continuing to develop their respective agency annexes and will update the base plan accordingly upon completion.
Keywords Attitudes(Psychology)
Community engagement
Community self-policing
Countergang strategies
Interagency coordination
Law enforcement
Lessons learned
Local government
Measures of effectiveness
Military forces(United states)
Nongovernmental organizations
Public opinion
Urban areas

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Defense Analysis Dept.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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