New & Notable


Sixth International Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Philadelphia, March 22-26, 2021

Note: This conference is not sponsored by the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing but we are glad to promote it as it addresses many policing problems that overlap with public-health concerns. Click here for a conference flyer.

New POP Center Publications

Problem-Oriented Policing: Successful Case Studies

 Successful Case Studies book cover   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.

Order this book from Routledge 

New POP Guides

New Wilderness Problems Collection

This guide explains how the ideas and principles of problem-oriented policing can be adapted to wildlife protection problems and explains how your organization could start a problem-oriented project of its own.

In the tradition of problem-specific guides already available from the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, this guide will help law enforcement agencies structure their thinking and analysis about poaching on federal lands in the United States. The guide synthesizes the academic literature available on this topic and provides a framework for problem solving at the local level.

New Study Further Validates POP

by Joshua C. Hinkle, David Weisburd, Cody W. Telep, and Kevin Petersen

Timely Topics

  • 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.