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What Works in Policing : Readings in Crime and Punishment - David H. Bayley

What Works in Policing

Readings in Crime and Punishment

By: David H. Bayley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9780195108217
Number Of Pages: 256

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What Works in Policing provides state-of-the-art information about the usefulness of various police practices and strategies. Designed for graduate and undergraduate courses in contemporary policing, this text covers general police strategies such as mobile patrol, emergency response, and community policing. It focuses on particular crime problems such as habitual offenders and spouse assaults, and examines the strategies police have devised to control such criminal acts. The text consists of articles of evaluation research, including several famous studies that have been conducted over the past 30 years. By providing actual research studies, this text gives students the opportunity to consider the quality and adequacy of contemporary social science research. The text allows students to discuss whether research has been done well and to explore the issues of research design and method. Each chapter begins with a short essay discussing the strategic and evaluation context of the reprinted study. The text concludes with a short chapter discussing evaluation research and how to judge whether the research is good enough to accept. It also explores the integral role of police practitioners and social scientists. What Works in Policing not only explores the efficiency of contemporary policing, it reveals the strengths and weaknesses of our knowledge about the police.

This is anexcellent collection of primary research studies in policing. B Loveday, Deputy Director, Insitute of Criminal Justice Studies

Introduction 1. POLICE RESOURCES Introduction Colin Loftin and David McDowall: The Police, Crime, and Economic Theory: An Assessment 2. PATROL Introduction George L. Kelling, Tony Pate, Duane Dieckman, and Charles E. Brown: The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: A Summary Report 3. EMERGENCY RESPONSE Introduction Stephen Percy: Response Time and Citizen Evaluation of Police 4. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Introduction Peter W. Greenwood and Joan Petersilia: The Criminal Investigation Process: Volume 1: Summary and Policy Recommendations Wesley G. Skogan and George E. Antunes: Information, Apprehension, and Deterrence: Exploring the Limits of Police Productivity 5. COMMUNITY POLICING Introduction Criminal Justice Commission: Beat Policing: A Case Study Mary Ann Wycoff and Wesley G. Skogan: Community Policing in Madison: An Analysis of Implementation and Impact 6. EFFECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT Introduction Lawrence W. Sherman and Dennis P. Rogan: Effects of Gun Seizures on Gun Violence: "Hot Spots" Patrol in Kansas City 7. STREET-LEVEL DRUG ENFORCEMENT Introduction David Weisburd and Lorraine Green: Policing Drug Hot Spots: The Jersey City Drug Market Analysis Experiment 8. SPOUSE ASSAULT Introduction Lawrence W. Sherman and Richard A. Berk: The Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault Conclusion

ISBN: 9780195108217
ISBN-10: 0195108213
Series: Readings in Crime and Punishment
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35