The Effects of Hot Spots Policing on Crime: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@article{Braga2014TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Hot Spots Policing on Crime: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Anthony A. Braga and Andrew V. Papachristos and David M. Hureau},
  journal={Justice Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={633 - 663}
}
In recent years, crime scholars and practitioners have pointed to the potential benefits of focusing police crime prevention efforts on crime places. Research suggests that there is significant clustering of crime in small places or “hot spots.” A number of researchers have argued that crime problems can be reduced more efficiently if police officers focused their attention to these deviant places. In this article, we update and improve upon a previously completed Campbell Collaboration… 
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