Can Policing Disorder Reduce Crime? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

  title={Can Policing Disorder Reduce Crime? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Anthony Allan Braga and Brandon C. Welsh and Cory Schnell},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  pages={567 - 588}
Objective: Crime policy scholars and practitioners have argued for years that when police address social and physical disorder in neighborhoods they can prevent serious crime, yet evaluations of the crime control effectiveness of disorder policing strategies yield conflicting results. This article reports on the results of the first systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of disorder policing on crime. Methods: Systematic review protocols and conventions of the Campbell Collaboration… Expand

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