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NCJ Number: 99539 Find in a Library
Title: Aggressive Policing and the Deterrence of Crime
Journal: Law and Policy  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:July 1985  Pages:395-416
Author(s): G P Whitaker; C D Phillips; P J Haas; R E Worden
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 22
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined aggressive policing.
Abstract: Recent analyses of the relationship between crime and an aggressive patrol strategy have led to no single conclusion concerning the deterrent power of aggressive policing. This research adds to that debate by exploring the effects of a variety of aggressive patrol tactics on several different crimes. The empirical analysis, based on cross-sectional data from sixty urban neighborhoods, indicates that there appears to be no stable complex of police actions that constitute an aggressive patrol strategy. However, one form of police action usually included under the rubric of aggressive patrol—suspicion stops—may indeed deter certain types of criminal activity. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Patrol
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Profiling; Urban policing
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