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SWAT raids are more about symbolism than reducing crime in the long term.

Kim, Dae-Young, Phillips, Scott W. and Wheeler, Andrew P. (2016) SWAT raids are more about symbolism than reducing crime in the long term. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (12 Dec 2016). Website.

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Abstract

SWAT raids are among the most dramatic display of the power of law enforcement to deal with crime and disorder. But are SWAT raids actually effective at reducing crime? In new research which studies 39 SWAT raids in Buffalo, New York, Dae-Young Kim, Scott W. Phillips and Andrew P. Wheeler find that the raids did lead to fewer street crimes involving property – though only for a short time, and that they had no deterrent effect on violent crimes in private places, drug arrests, or calls for service.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:18
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2020 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69315

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