Hot spots policing and crime prevention: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

@article{Braga2005HotSP,
  title={Hot spots policing and crime prevention: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials},
  author={A. Braga},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Criminology},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={317-342}
}
  • A. Braga
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Criminology
  • Crime scholars and practitioners have argued that police actions should be focused on high-risk crime places rather than spread thinly across the urban landscape. This review examines five randomized controlled trials of the effects of concentrating police enforcement efforts on crime hot spots. The findings of these evaluations suggest that focused police actions can prevent crime and disorder in crime hot spots. A meta-analysis of the effect sizes from the five experiments reveals a… CONTINUE READING
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