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Crime in America #82676

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) Role of police in combating crime, include their ineffectiveness at times, examined. [sergeant Bob TRUSE - likes job.] Network poll of public's perception of police outlined on screen, discussed in detail. [Norval MORRIS - believes wrong measures of success are used in judging police.] Change in police role in crime fighting over the years described. [George KELLING - notes police self-perception.] [Paul DOMINICK - notes human emphasis of job.] [Chris MICHALE - cites monotony of his job.] [KELLING - thinks police should concentrate on preventing disorder, encouraging social control.] Role of crime watch programs manned by citizens discussed.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) "20/20" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Threlkeld, Richard

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