The power few: experimental criminology and the reduction of harm

@article{Sherman2007ThePF,
  title={The power few: experimental criminology and the reduction of harm},
  author={L. Sherman},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Criminology},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={299-321}
}
  • L. Sherman
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Criminology
The promise of experimental criminology is finding ways to reduce harm from crime and injustice. The problem of experimental criminology is that so few experiments produce evidence of big effects from the interventions they test. One solution to this problem may be concentrating scarce resources for experiments on the “power few:” the small percentage of places, victims, offenders, police officers or other units in any distribution of crime or injustice which produces the greatest amount of… Expand
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