Preventing Halloween arson in an urban setting: a model for multisectoral planning and community participation.

@article{Maciak1998PreventingHA,
  title={Preventing Halloween arson in an urban setting: a model for multisectoral planning and community participation.},
  author={Barbara J. Maciak and Monique T Moore and Laura C. Leviton and Mary E. Guinan},
  journal={Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education},
  year={1998},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          194-211
        }
}
Arson is a violent crime and a public health problem that causes injuries and deaths, destroys homes, and destabilizes neighborhoods. During the late 1970s, pre-Halloween pranks in Detroit, Michigan, turned destructive when hundreds of fires were set deliberately throughout the city; in 1984, a record of 810 fires were set during the Halloween period. In 1985, a city wide anti-arson campaign that involved the mobilization and training of thousands of community volunteers was begun in Detroit… CONTINUE READING
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