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NCJ Number: 251056 Find in a Library
Title: Smart Policing at a Glance: Successful Violence Reduction Strategies
Corporate Author: CNA Analysis & Solutions
United States of America
Date Published: July 2017
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
CNA Analysis & Solutions
Alexandria, VA 22311
Grant Number: 2016-WY-BX-K001
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); Program Description (Model); Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents descriptions and evaluation findings for nine U.S. cities that have used a variety of innovative, targeted approaches in reducing violent crime, such as murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Abstract: These are sites that have participated in the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) Smart Policing Initiative (SPI), which guides police agencies in the development and evaluation of innovative violence-reduction programs and policies. This paper includes an outline of the features of successful violence-reduction strategies under SPI guidance. These features are 1) use of data and street intelligence to inform policing strategies, such as place-based and offender-based tactics; 2) the use of new technology to improve intelligence-gathering; 3) a strategic focus on high-risk individuals who have committed violent crimes; and 4) gauge and address community needs and perceptions. The SPI cities whose violence-reduction programs are profiled and have been evaluated are Boston, MA; Cambridge, MA; Glendale, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Los Angeles, CA; New Haven, CT; Philadelphia, PA; Rochester, NY; and Savannah, GA.
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Arizona; BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; California; Connecticut; Crime specific countermeasures; Georgia (USA); Massachusetts; Missouri; New York; Pennsylvania; Problem-Oriented Policing; Violence prevention
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