New & Notable

Publications 

New!

  Legal Realism to Law in Action: Innovative Law Courses at UW-Madison

By William Clune (ed.). Available from Quid Pro Books

    • "Herman Goldstein's Impact on Society, Law, Police, and Me," by Michael S. Scott
    • "Interview of Herman Goldstein by Bill Clune"

  Whose ‘Eyes on the Street’ Control Crime?

By Shannon Linning and John E. Eck. Available from Cambridge University Press’ Elements in Criminology series.

Shannon Linning (Simon Fraser University) and John Eck (University of Cincinnati) challenge the wisdom of relying on the link between neighborhood residents' informal social control and crime. Instead, they suggest that people from outside neighborhoods hold considerable power to alter crime within neighborhoods. This perspective draws from the works of Jane Jacobs focusing on property ownership and place management. The book should be of interest to academics, police, urban planners, and property developers.  

Knife Crime: A Problem Solving Guide

 

Courses

New! Problem-Oriented Policing Leadership & Management

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

 Successful Case Studies book cover  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.

Order this book from Routledge 

New POP Guides

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.