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Problem-oriented Policing

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ISBN13: 9781881798385
ISBN: 1881798380
Published: July 2005
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.50

Leading authorities in the field address the theory and practice of problem-oriented policing, i.e. an approach which moves away from an incident-driven approach to policing towards more proactive and preventive approaches. They assess the advantages and disadvantages of this increasingly important approach in the work of the police, review progress that has been made in implementing this concept, and consider what needs to be done to improve the number and quality of problem-oriented policing projects.;Topics addressed in this book include the receptivity of police managers and line officers to problem-oriented policing, the willingness and capacity of police organisations to make necessary changes, the in-house expertise of police in crime analysis, support from academia and the research community in supporting good practice, the need for police to be aware of concepts from situational crime prevention and environmental criminology, experience in implementing other evidence based strategies like repeat victimization and the expectations of the wider community about the police role and function.

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Foreword (Ingelin Killengreen) Preface (Johannes Knutsson, National Police Academy, Norway) Introduction 1 On further developing problem-oriented policing: the most critical need, the major impediments and a proposal (Herman Goldstein, University of Wisconsin) 2 Getting police to take problem-oriented policing seriously (Michael S. Scott, policing consultant [former chief]) 3 Police problems: the complexity of problem theory, research and evaluation (John Eck, University of Cincinnati) 4 Form and function of analysis in solving problems (Deborah Lamm Weisel, North Carolina State University) 5 The role of research and analysis: lessons from the Crime Reduction Programme (Karen Bullock, Home Office and Nick Tilley, University College London) 6 Problem orientation, problem solving and organisational change (Michael Townsley, Shane D. Johnson, Univ of Liverpool and Ken Pease, University College London) 7 Repeat victimization: lessons from implementing problem-oriented policing (Gloria Laycock and Graham Farrell, University College London) 8 Advancing problem-oriented policing: lessons from dealing with drug markets (Rana Sampson, former police planner, San Diego) 9 Thefts from cars in center-city parking facilities: a case study in implementing problem-oriented policing (Ronald V. Clarke, Rutgers University and Herman Goldstein, University of Wisconsin)