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Why getting tough on crime in hot spots may not be the answer

Piza, Eric L. (2018) Why getting tough on crime in hot spots may not be the answer. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (28 Sep 2018). Website.

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Abstract

What is the best way for law enforcement to deal with crime 'hot spots'? In recent years, police forces have tended to favor tougher enforcement strategies which proactively focus on the most problematic places. In new research which studies policing strategies in Newark, New Jersey, Eric L. Piza finds that what he calls 'guardian actions' such as citizen contacts, business, taxi and bus checks were much more effective at reducing the likelihood of violent crime compared to enforcement actions like arrests and interrogations.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/09/28/why-ge...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 16:19
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91857

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