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Hot Spots of Predatory Crime: Routine Activities and the Criminology of Place
A leading sociological theory of crime is the “routine activities” approach (Cohen and Felson, 1979). The premise of this ecological theory is that criminal events result from likely offenders,Expand
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Policing Domestic Violence: Experiments and Dilemmas
Sherman examines the policy of mandatory arrest for domestic violence operated in Wisconsin. He concludes that it is in itself an inadequate response to the problem, especially among the poorerExpand
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Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community Control
Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 1 Basic Issues Chapter 4 2 The Criminal Behavior of Neighborhood Residents Chapter 5 3 Neighborhood Opportunities for Criminal Behavior ChapterExpand
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Effects of gun seizures on gun violence: “Hot spots” patrol in Kansas city
We tested the hypothesis that greater enforcement of existing laws against carrying concealed weapons could reduce firearms violence with a quasi-experimental, target beat/comparison beat design.Expand
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The Rise of Evidence-Based Policing: Targeting, Testing, and Tracking
Evidence-based policing is a method of making decisions about “what works” in policing: which practices and strategies accomplish police missions most cost-effectively. In contrast to basingExpand
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The power few: experimental criminology and the reduction of harm
The promise of experimental criminology is finding ways to reduce harm from crime and injustice. The problem of experimental criminology is that so few experiments produce evidence of big effectsExpand
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Scandal and Reform: Controlling Police Corruption
The last two years have been good for students of American police. To the important books by Fogelson (Big City Police), Manning (Police Work: The Organization of Policing), Muir (StreetcornerExpand
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The explanation of crime has been preoccupied with individuals and communities as units of analysis. Recent work on offender decision making (Cornish and Clarke, 1986), situations (Clarke, 1983,Expand
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The variable effects of arrest on criminal careers: The Milwaukee domestic violence experiment
This research was supported by grant 86IJCXKO43 to the Crime Control Institute from the National Institute ofJustice. The points of view or opinions stated herein are those of the authors and do notExpand
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