Measuring Congruence between Property Crime Problems and Response Strategies: Enhancing the Problem-Solving Process:

@inproceedings{Bond2013MeasuringCB,
  title={Measuring Congruence between Property Crime Problems and Response Strategies: Enhancing the Problem-Solving Process:},
  author={Brenda J. Bond and Lauren Hajjar},
  year={2013}
}
Property crime in Lowell, Massachusetts is fueled primarily by burglaries, motor vehicle crimes, and larcenies. The Lowell Police Department utilized the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) to focus problem-solving efforts on property crime hot spots. Problem-solving is an effective crime reduction tool but deficiencies remain in implementing the problem-solving process. This article discusses how Lowell operationalized problem-solving in crime hot spots, focusing on the alignment between property… CONTINUE READING