Crime Science

JDiBriefs published by the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science

JDI Brief

JDiBrief is an online library of one-page briefing notes about crime and security problems, and analytical techniques that can be applied to understand them better. Written by experts in their field for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers, these briefing notes present examples of, and recommendations for, effective practice in crime reduction, policing and the security industry.

Problem-oriented Private Security

CRISP reports: Connecting Research in Security to Practice

Published by the ASIS Foundation

Crime Analysis for Problem Solving Security Professionals in 25 Small Steps, by Karim H. Vellani, CPP, CSC

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In an easy 25 steps, this manual shows security professionals how to select and implement appropriate countermeasures to reduce the opportunities for the everyday crimes that are the most common threats to assets and targets that security professionals must protect. Drawing on problem-oriented policing and situational crime prevention, the manual is essential reading for security professionals, facility managers, risk managers, property managers, as well as for both public and private police who are concerned with everyday crime problems in business settings.

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POP-related Publications

Reducing Fear of Crime: Strategies for Police, by Gary Cordner (2010)

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This guide helps police understand what fear of crime is, why it matters, and why it should be an important target of police attention. The guide provides a number of tools and techniques that should enable any police department to successfully add fear reduction to its operational strategy and organizational bottom line.

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A Policymaker's Guide to Building Our Way Out of Crime, by Bill Geller & Lisa Belsky (2009)

This policymaker’s guide is drawn from Building Our Way Out of Crime: The Transformative Power of Police-Community Developer Partnerships, by the same authors, and is aimed at elected and appointed officials at all levels of government, community development leaders, financial investment strategists, private foundation executives, and others. It covers what is known about the effectiveness of such partnerships in controlling crime and disorder, its feasibility in diverse cities, and the policy or political incentives and disincentives to adopting this strategy. It summarizes three crime-reduction and neighborhood revitalization case studies from Providence, RI; Charlotte, NC; and Minneapolis, MN.

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Situational Crime Prevention Evaluation Database

This is a scientifically selected collection of studies that assess the effectiveness of situational crime prevention for diverse problems, contexts and techniques. Many of the studies are available in full text.

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Recommended Readings

The core readings of problem-oriented policing and situational crime prevention, many online and available for download.

Special Manuals and Guides

Intelligence Analysis for Problem Solvers

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Implementing POP: Leading, Structuring, and Managing a Problem-Oriented Police Agency

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Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers

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Effective Policing and Crime Prevention: A Problem-Oriented Guide for Mayors, City Managers, and County Executives

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Policing Terrorism: An Executive's Guide

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Crime Prevention Studies

Crime Prevention Studies is published by Lynne Rienner Publishers. Volumes 1-15 are available in full text. Selected chapters are also provided for other volumes. Abstracts of the entire series beginning in 1993 to the present are available.

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