Attacking Crime: Police and Crime Control

@article{Sherman1992AttackingCP,
  title={Attacking Crime: Police and Crime Control},
  author={L. Sherman},
  journal={Crime and Justice},
  year={1992},
  volume={15},
  pages={159 - 230}
}
  • L. Sherman
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • Crime and Justice
  • 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 police can focus their crime-control efforts much more sharply on high-risk places, times, offenders, and (to a lesser extent) victims. These twin findings suggest the value of a more intensive and sustained program of research and development for testing current and innovative police efforts to control… CONTINUE READING
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