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Problem-oriented policing in violent crime places: A randomized controlled experiment
Over the past decade, problem-oriented policing has become a central strategy for policing. In a number of studies, problem-oriented policing has been found to be effective in reducing crime andExpand
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POLICING CRIME AND DISORDER HOT SPOTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL*
Dealing with physical and social disorder to prevent serious crime has become a central strategy for policing. This study evaluates the effects of policing disorder, within a problem-orientedExpand
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Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire
Operation Ceasefire is a problem-oriented policing intervention aimed at reducing youth homicide and youth firearms violence in Boston. It represented an innovative partnership between researchersExpand
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The Effects of Hot Spots Policing on Crime
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  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 1 November 2001
In recent years, researchers have argued that police actions should be focused on high-risk crime places rather than spread thinly across the urban landscape. This review examines the availableExpand
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Hot spots policing and crime prevention: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Crime scholars and practitioners have argued that police actions should be focused on high-risk crime places rather than spread thinly across the urban landscape. This review examines five randomizedExpand
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Stress and Hardship after Prison1
The historic increase in U.S. incarceration rates made the transition from prison to community common for poor, prime-age men and women. Leaving prison presents the challenge of social integration—ofExpand
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The Concentration and Stability of Gun Violence at Micro Places in Boston, 1980–2008
Boston, like many other major U.S. cities, experienced an epidemic of gun violence during the late 1980s and early 1990s that was followed by a sudden large downturn in gun violence in the mid 1990s.Expand
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The Effects of Focused Deterrence Strategies on Crime
Objective. Focused deterrence strategies are increasingly being applied to prevent and control gang and group-involved violence, overt drug markets, and individual repeat offenders. Given the growingExpand
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Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives
1. Introduction David Weisburd Part I. Community Policing: 2. The promise of community policing Wesley G. Skogan 3. Community policing: a skeptical view Stephen Mastrofski Part II. Broken Windows: 4.Expand
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