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. Introductionand 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