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NCJ Number: 250799 Find in a Library
Title: View Inside the "Black Box" of Hot Spots Policing From a Sample of Police Commanders
Journal: Police Quarterly  Dated:June 2016
Author(s): C. P. Haberman
Date Published: June 2016
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2014-IJ-CX-0007
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Report (Technical Assistance); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study used observations of crime strategy meetings and interviews with police commanders to “get inside the black box of hot spots policing.”
Abstract: The findings focus on what the studied police commanders believed they were doing and why they believed those tactics would be effective during hot spots policing implemented under non-experimental conditions. An example causal model for the effectiveness of hot spots policing that emerged from the data is presented. While the commanders’ views aligned with commonly used policing tactics and crime control theories, their underlying theoretical rationale is complex. The presented model provides one causal model that could be tested in future hot spots policing evaluations, and a discussion is presented of how the study’s methodology can be applied in other jurisdictions to define localized causal models and improve hot spot policing evaluations. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Geographic distribution of crime; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; Police crime analysis training; Police planning; Police resource allocation
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