THE ROLE OF PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION IN DECREASING CRIME RATE IN THE ARAB SECTOR IN ISRAEL
The study examines the role of public policy and administration in decreasing the crime rate in the Arab sectors of Israel. The research questions and hypothesis are outlined, with a focus on the limited institutional arrangements for maintaining peace and order, negative citizen perceptions of safety, and challenges impeding safety provision. A mixed-methods study is proposed to gather data through self-report surveys and in-depth interviews. The study reveals challenges faced by the sector, such as inadequate coordination between government agencies and limited community involvement in safety efforts. It emphasizes the importance of community-institutional cooperation, informal crime prevention strategies, and systemic changes in addressing the root causes of crime. Overall, the study underscores the need for improved institutional arrangements, community-institutional cooperation, investment in effective crime prevention methods, and addressing the root causes of crime to ensure a safer and more secure environment for residents in the Arab sectors of Israel.
Keyword : Crime Rate, Public Policy, Public Administration, Arab Sector in Israel
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