What Works in Policing
Edited by David H. Bayley
This book provides state-of-the-art information about the usefulness of various police practices and strategies. The book is organized into two main parts. The first deals with general police strategies, such as mobile patrol, emergency response, and community policing. The second part focuses on particular crime problems and the strategies police have devised for them, such as habitual offenders, spouse assaults, and street-level enforcement. By providing actual studies of research, this book gives individuals an opportunity to judge the adequacy of contemporary social science research. What Works in Policing not only explores the efficiency of contemporary policing, but it reveals the strengths and weaknesses of our knowledge about the police.