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Crime at Convenience Stores: Assessing an In-Depth Problem-Oriented Policing Initiative

Abstract Problem-oriented policing (POP) dynamically addresses unique community issues in a way that allows police departments to be cost-effective and efficient. POP draws upon routine activities and rational choice theories, at times incorporating elements of crime prevention through environmental design. A recent systematic review found POP to be hugely popular, but not rigorously assessed or implemented. In 2009, the Glendale, Arizona Police Department and researchers from Arizona State University received funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) to target crime at convenience stores through a problem-oriented policing approach. The Glendale SPI team devised an approach that mirrored the ideals put... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Dario, Lisa Marie (Author) / White, Michael D. (Advisor) / Spohn, Cassia C. (Committee member) / Sweeten, Gary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / CPTED / Diffusion of Benefits / Policing / Problem-Oriented Policing / Situational Crime Prevention / Smart Policing Initiative
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 158 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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