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NCJ Number: 147835 Find in a Library
Title: PROBLEM-ORIENTED POLICING AND DRUG MARKET LOCATIONS: THREE CASE STUDIES (FROM CRIME PREVENTION STUDIES, VOLUME 2, P 5-31, 1994, RONALD V CLARKE, ED. -- SEE NCJ-147834)
Author(s): T J Hope
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Monsey, NY 10952
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
P.O. Box 249
Monsey, NY 10952
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The problem-oriented approach to policing and the situational approach to crime prevention have much in common; both have resulted from the search for more effective crime control measures.
Abstract: Both approaches share a common perspective in that they target specific crime problems and locations. Three case studies of problem-oriented policing are described that involved the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Each case focused on reducing crime and disorder where drugs were being sold. In each case, individual police officers played a pivotal role as catalysts in stimulating community and city action and in reducing crime and disorder at the problem locations. The cases suggest that, at the local level, problem-oriented policing can achieve the kind of coordinated action that may not be so easy at a broader level of community and organizational aggregation. The policing of drug sales locations is discussed, and examples are given of the range of alternatives that can be used in problem-oriented policing. 28 references, 2 notes, 1 table, and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Police effectiveness
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Drug law enforcement; Missouri; Problem-Oriented Policing
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