Offering a balanced approach to problem-solving issues in a complex and changing world, this book focuses specifically on the subject of problem solving in policing. Featured selections include chapters on domestic security, disorderly youth, auto theft, prostitution, gang delinquency and crime in public housing. Other notable selections discuss the role of supervising police personnel engaged in problem solving, advances in using this approach in criminal investigations, solving serial crimes, preparing for terrorism, and developing patrol officers as effective first responders to active violence.
Section I: Introduction 1. Introduction to Police Problem Solving 2. The Applicability of Police Problem Solving to Crime Problems 3. Police Problem Solving and Its Applicability to Domestic Security Section II: Police Patrol Officer-Based Problem Solving 4. Problem Solving Disorderly Youth 5. Problem Solving Auto Theft in Unincorporated Hillsborough County, Florida: Ten Years of Data 6. Problem Solving for First Responders 7. Preparing Supervisors for Effective Problem Solving Section III: Problem Solving with Community-Based Partnerships 8. Problem Solving Emergent Gangs in Suburban Washington State: The Mountlake Terrace Neutral Zone-AmeriCorps Program 9. Problem Solving Prostitution in a Problem Neighborhood 10. Problem Solving and Crime Prevention in Public Housing Section IV: Advanced Problem Solving and Problem-Specific Strategies 11. Foretelling Crimes of the Future Using Crimes of the Past: Analyzing Repeat Victimization 12. Problem Solving Investigations 13. Geographic Profiling as Problem Solving for Serial Crime 14. Problem Solving Terrorism Vulnerability Section V: Problem Solving in the Twenty-First Century 15. Limitations, Challenges, and the Future of Police Problem Solving