New & Notable
This program is designed to help senior and mid-level police leaders improve the effectiveness and fairness of police through a problem-oriented approach to policing. It does so by exploring these issues:
- The nature and complexity of the modern police function and the challenges in carrying it out
- The strengths and limitations of the standard model of policing
- The principles and methods of problem-oriented policing
- The principles and methods of situational crime prevention
- Shifting and sharing police responsibility for addressing public-safety problems
- Leading and managing a problem-oriented police agency
A certificate of completion from Arizona State University's Continuing & Professional Education program is provided. You can take the course self-paced by yourself or with others as part of a cohort.
New POP Center Publications
Problem-Oriented Policing: Successful Case Studies
by Michael S. Scott and Ronald V. Clarke (eds.) (Routledge, 2020)
This book explores a wide range of problems that fall under five general categories: gang violence; violence against women; vulnerable people; disorderly places; and theft, robbery, and burglary. The case studies tell stories of how police, in collaboration with others, successfully tackled real-world policing problems fairly and effectively.
New POP Guides
- Retaliatory Violent Disputes
- Understanding and Responding to Crime and Disorder Hot Spots
- Assessing Responses to Problems: Did It Work?, 2nd Edition
- Focused Deterrence of High-Risk Individuals
- Check and Card Fraud, 2nd Edition
New Wilderness Problems Collection
These publications explain how the ideas and principles of problem-oriented policing can be adapted to wildlife protection problems and how your organization can start a problem-oriented project of its own.
The Wilderness Problem-Specific Guides are designed to help law enforcement agencies structure their thinking and analysis about specific wilderness problems by synthesizing the academic literature available on the topic and providing a framework for problem solving at the local level.
- Illegal and Unsustainable Hunting of Wildlife for Bushmeat in Sub-Saharan Africa (No. 2)
New Study Further Validates POP
by Joshua C. Hinkle, David Weisburd, Cody W. Telep, and Kevin Petersen
- Plain language summary: Problem-oriented policing is associated with reductions in crime and disorder
- Full study: Problem‐oriented policing for reducing crime and disorder: An updated systematic review and meta‐analysis
- In light of current proposals to abolish or defund the police, the Response Guide on Shifting and Sharing Responsibility for Public-Safety Problems is especially relevant to addressing the need for other entities in society—on a problem-by-problem basis—to assume greater responsibility for preventing problems that otherwise will be left to the police to address alone.
- In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are learning of the various effects it is having on crime and policing. Researchers at the Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science in London have produced a series of briefs on these emerging effects.