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The specific deterrent effects of arrest for domestic assault.
The specific deterrence doctrine and labeling theory predict opposite effects of punishment on individual rates of deviance. The limited cross-sectional evidence available on the question isExpand
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General deterrent effects of police patrol in crime “hot spots”: A randomized, controlled trial
Many criminologists doubt that the dosage of uniformed police patrol causes any measurable difference in crime. This article reports a one-year randomized trial in Minneapolis of increases in patrolExpand
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Police Crackdowns: Initial and Residual Deterrence
  • L. Sherman
  • Sociology
  • Crime and Justice
  • 1 January 1990
Police crackdowns are sudden increases in officer presence, sanctions, and threats of apprehension either for specific offenses or for all offenses in specific places. Of eighteen case studies ofExpand
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Causes of Police Behavior: the Current State of Quantitative Research
This paper is a first attempt to organize and codify the findings of quantitative research on four aspects of police behavior: detection, arrest, service, and violence. A framework of fiveExpand
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REASON FOR EMOTION: REINVENTING JUSTICE WITH THEORIES, INNOVATIONS, AND RESEARCH—THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY 2002 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS*
Criminology was born in the age of reason to apply “reason” to justice, tempering the expression of moral indignation with the economics of deterrence. Modern criminology is now poised forExpand
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Attacking Crime: Police and Crime Control
  • L. Sherman
  • Sociology
  • Crime and Justice
  • 1 January 1992
Growing experimental evidence suggests police actions can reduce crime, increase it, or make no difference, depending on a wide range of conditions. Growing epidemiological evidence suggests policeExpand
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The Impact of Research on Legal Policy: The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment
Experimental research has recently shown a powerful impact on legal policy. An experiment demonstrating a deterrent effect of arrest on domestic violence has shaped public policy. Stimulated byExpand
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Police corruption;: A sociological perspective,
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