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Policing Problem Places: Crime Hot Spots and Effective Prevention

Anthony A. Braga and David L. Weisburd


In this book, Anthony A. Braga and David L. Weisburd make the case that hot spots policing is an effective approach to crime prevention that should be engaged by police departments in the United States and other countries. There is a strong and growing body of rigorous scientific evidence that the police can control crime hot spots without simply displacing crime problems to other places. Indeed, putting police officers in high crime locations is an old and well‐established idea. However, the age and popularity of this idea does not necessarily mean that it is being done properly. Police offic ... More

Keywords: police, crime prevention, hot spots, crime places, evidence‐based crime policy, legitimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195341966
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341966.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony A. Braga, author
Harvard University

David L. Weisburd, author
George Mason University; Hebrew University Law School