Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire

  title={Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire},
  author={A. Braga and D. Kennedy and E. Waring and A. Piehl},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  pages={195 - 225}
  • A. Braga, D. Kennedy, +1 author A. Piehl
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
  • Operation Ceasefire is a problem-oriented policing intervention aimed at reducing youth homicide and youth firearms violence in Boston. It represented an innovative partnership between researchers and practitioners to assess the city's youth homicide problem and implement an intervention designed to have a substantial near-term impact on the problem. Operation Ceasefire was based on the “pulling levers” deterrence strategy that focused criminal justice attention on a small number of chronically… CONTINUE READING
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