Lecture 13-Hot Spots Policing

Lecture 13-Hot Spots Policing - Lecture 13- Hot Spots...

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Lecture 13- Hot Spots Policing -Unlike the other police innovations we’ve talked about (COP & POP), hot spots policing doesn’t require major changes to police organizations -The main change comes from …. -But it does not require major changes to police organization, police culture, police management etc. -As it often simply involves focusing more traditional forms of police attention on “hot spots”—small areas that have a lot of crime -Many times it’s just increased patrols and other traditional law enforcement efforts—stuff that COPs are used to doing, not a challenge to police culture etc. -As such, hot spots policing has spread pretty widely and most larger departments use the tactic to varying degrees -Has not met near the implementation obstacles that COP or POP have -The Origin of Hot Spots Policing -The origin of hot spots policing started from…. -There was always some sense that all cities have “bad areas” that have a lot of crime and other areas that have very little -But in the late 80s research showed that crime was concentrated in even smaller areas than we had expected -A famous study in Minneapolis is the most-cited piece demonstrating the extraordinary concentration of crime at small places—or “hot spots” (Sherman et al., 1989) -They studied the crime distribution in the city and found that crime was very concentrated -In particular, a few addresses accounted for a large percentage of crime calls -With address being a specific street address like 378 Broad St. 1
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-They found that around _______ of addresses in a city accounted for over _______ of the city’s crimes -Looking at specific types of crime, the concentration is was even greater for some serious crimes and still high for some less serious crimes -2.2% of addresses accounted for all the robberies -1.1% of addresses=all rapes -2.7% of addresses=all motor vehicle thefts -9% of addresses=all domestic disturbances -11% of addresses= all burglaries -Further they even found that many of the “high crime” areas identified by cops didn’t…. . -Thus these results really offered a strong explanation for why random preventive patrol didn’t
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 3110 taught by Professor Dr.joshuahinkle during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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Lecture 13-Hot Spots Policing - Lecture 13- Hot Spots...

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