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What Works in Policing

Edited by David H. Bayley

Publication Date - November 1997

ISBN: 9780195108217

256 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $54.95

Description

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.

Table of Contents

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