Crime prevention and the attitude toward the criminal justice system: the effects of a multimedia campaign.

M. Kuttschreuter, O. Wiegman

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This study concerns the effects of a multimedia campaign regarding residential burglary and violence on the streets in The Netherlands that can be characterised as a tell-the-truth campaign. The mass media component of the campaign consists of editorials in the regional dailies, local weeklies, and items on the regional radio station. The audience was given the opportunity to personally contact an information officer (via information meetings, “Crime Prevention Van,” or stands). The campaign led to a more positive attitude towards the criminal justice system among the general public. There was no effect on knowledge of burglary and violence, the image of local crime, risk assessment, fear of crime, outcome expectation, self-efficacy expectation, preventive behaviour, and the attitude towards crime reporting.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)441-452
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of criminal justice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • METIS-148741
  • IR-73773

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