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Crime Prevention in Community and Cultural Context

I wish to thank you for your very kind invitation to attend your conference and to offer some of my thoughts on the topic of your conference. When Dr. Linares first met with me in Washington to talk about the work you are doing in Puerto Rico -- and the special challenges that you are facing -- at the end of our meeting, he asked me whether I would consider joining you today. I accepted his invitation, for three reasons.