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Project Longevity Criminal Justice Partners


Focused deterrence strategies honor core deterrence ideas, such as increasing risks faced by offenders, while finding new and creative ways of deploying traditional and non-traditional law enforcement tools to do so, such as communicating incentives and disincentives directly to targeted offenders (Kennedy 1997, 2008). The focused deterrence approach is also consistent with recent theorizing about police innovation, which suggests that approaches that seek both to create more focus in the application of crime prevention programs and to expand the tools of policing are likely to be the most successful (Weisburd and Eck 2004).

Federal Agencies

US Attorney's Office
Federal Bureau of Investigations
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
US Probation District of Connecticut

State Agencies

CT State's Attorney's Office
CT Court Support Services Division (CSSD)
Adult Probation Dept.
Department of Correction Parole and Community Services

Local Agencies

Bridgeport Police Department
Hartford Police Department
New Haven Police Department
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