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NCJ Number: 229487 Find in a Library
Title: Is Problem-Oriented Policing Effective in Reducing Crime and Disorder?: Findings From a Campbell Systematic Review
Journal: Criminology and Public Policy  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:139-172
Author(s): David Weisburd; Cody W. Telep; Joshua C. Hinkle; John E. Eck
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2007-IJ-CX-0045
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effectiveness of problem-oriented policing in reducing crime and disorder.
Abstract: Findings from the study found that problem-oriented policing (POP) approaches have a statistically significant effect on the outcomes examined. Specifically, POP as an approach has significant promise to ameliorate crime and disorder problems broadly defined. It is recommended that much greater effort be invested and resources to identify the specific approaches and tactics that work best in combating specific types of crime problems. Despite widespread adoption of POP, no effort has been made to review the research on POP systematically and to assess whether its wide adoption is merited by the scientific evidence available. This study, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice conducted a Campbell systematic review to examine the effectiveness of POP in reducing crime and disorder. Of the more than 5,500 articles and reports found, only 10 methodologically rigorous evaluations met the criteria for the study. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Problem-Oriented Policing
Index Term(s): Community policing; Evaluation techniques; Evaluative research; Literature reviews; NIJ grant-related documents; Police effectiveness; Policing innovation; Program evaluation
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