Deterrent Effects of the Police on Crime: A Replication and Theoretical Extension

@article{Sampson1988DeterrentEO,
  title={Deterrent Effects of the Police on Crime: A Replication and Theoretical Extension},
  author={Robert J. Sampson and J. Cohen},
  journal={Law & Society Review},
  year={1988},
  volume={22},
  pages={163}
}
This study replicates and then extends Wilson and Boland's (1978) theory of the deterrent effect of policing on crime rates in American cities by linking it to recent thinking on control of urban disorder and incivilities (Sherman, 1986; Skogan and Maxfield, 1981). The theory posits that police departments with a legalistic style tend to generate policies of proactive patrol (e.g., high traffic citation rate and frequent stops of suspicious or disorderly persons), which in turn may decrease… Expand
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