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Police Problem Solving

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.


Published: June 2005

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-58360-536-3


  • 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


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