Problem-oriented policing has been one of the most significant new approaches to policing and crime reduction in recent years, and in the UK significant funding was provided to a variety of projects adopting a problem solving methodology in both policing and crime prevention and reduction partnerships as part of the government's Crime Reduction Programme.
This book aims to draw upon the main findings of this initiative, to provide an overview of the government's Targeted Policing Initiative as a whole, to describe findings about the adoption of a problem solving approach, and to indicate what was learned from efforts to address the specific problems targeted in the evaluated initiatives.
1. Introduction: Problem-oriented policing: the concept, implementation and impact in the UK and USA by K. Bullock and N. Tilley 2. Two go wild in Knowsley: analysis for evidence-led crime reduction by M. Townsley and K. Pease 3. Rolling out the National Intelligence Model: key challenges by T. John and M. Maguire 4. Doing problem-solving across borders in low-crime areas: the Fens experience by B. Jones 5. From strategy to action: the development and implementation of problem-oriented projects by K. Bullock and N. Tilley 6. Data and analysis for problem-solving: alcohol-related crime in pubs, clubs and the street by M. Maguire and M. Hopkins 7. Theory into practice: implementing a market reduction approach to property crime by C. Harris, C. Hale and S. Uglow 8. Problem-oriented evaluation? Evaluating problem-oriented policing initiatives by M. Matassa and T. Newburn 9. Assessing cost-effectiveness by J. E. Stockdale and C.M.E. Whitehead 10. Mainstreaming solutions to major problems: reducing repeat domestic violence by J. Hanmer 11. Conclusions: the role of the centre by G. Laycock and B. Webb
Crime science is a new way of thinking about and responding to the problem of crime in society. First, crime science is about crime. Instead of the usual focus in criminology on the characteristics of the criminal offender, crime science is concerned with the characteristics of the criminal event. Second, crime science is about science, advocating an evidence-based, problem-solving approach to crime control. Crime scientists actively engage with front-line criminal justice practitioners to reduce crime by making it more difficult for individuals to offend, and making it more likely that they will be detected if they do offend
The Crime Science series is utilitarian in its orientation and multidisciplinary in its foundations, drawing on disciplines from both the social and physical sciences, including criminology, sociology, psychology, geography, economics, architecture, industrial design, epidemiology, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and biology.