What Works in Policing

Paperback | November 1, 1997

EditorDavid H. Bayley

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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, andcommunity 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 conductedover 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 designand 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 ofpolice 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.

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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, andcommunity policing. It focuses on particular cri...

David H. Bayley is at SUNY Albany.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195108213

ISBN - 13:9780195108217

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. POLICE RESOURCESIntroductionColin Loftin and David McDowall: The Police, Crime, and Economic Theory: An Assessment2. PATROLIntroductionGeorge L. Kelling, Tony Pate, Duane Dieckman, and Charles E. Brown: The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: A Summary Report3. EMERGENCY RESPONSEIntroductionStephen Percy: Response Time and Citizen Evaluation of Police4. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONIntroductionPeter W. Greenwood and Joan Petersilia: The Criminal Investigation Process: Volume 1: Summary and Policy RecommendationsWesley G. Skogan and George E. Antunes: Information, Apprehension, and Deterrence: Exploring the Limits of Police Productivity5. COMMUNITY POLICINGIntroductionCriminal Justice Commission: Beat Policing: A Case StudyMary Ann Wycoff and Wesley G. Skogan: Community Policing in Madison: An Analysis of Implementation and Impact6. EFFECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENTIntroductionLawrence W. Sherman and Dennis P. Rogan: Effects of Gun Seizures on Gun Violence: "Hot Spots" Patrol in Kansas City7. STREET-LEVEL DRUG ENFORCEMENTIntroductionDavid Weisburd and Lorraine Green: Policing Drug Hot Spots: The Jersey City Drug Market Analysis Experiment8. SPOUSE ASSAULTIntroductionLawrence W. Sherman and Richard A. Berk: The Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic AssaultConclusion