Appendix: Analysis of Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing Reports Involving Sting Operations
This table reports the findings of project reports submitted to the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing competition. As such, they are designed in a standard way based on the SARA model, and procedures followed are generally in compliance with the award criteria. However, more than half of the studies did not report data to back up their claims that the targeted crime had been reduced. Many assumed success because of the numbers of arrests or convictions that followed the sting. Even taking that into account, close to half reported that the sting operation did not work to reduce crime in the long run, though there were often temporary reductions.
Used other responses?
|Car theft (n=6)||5||1||4||2||4|
|Illegal alcohol sales (n=3)||2||1||2||3||0|
|Traffic violations (n=2)||2||0||1||2||0|
|Various crimes (habitual offenders, graffiti) (n=3)||1||2||2||1||2|
|Street drug dealing (n=2)||1||1||0||1||1|
|Total = 27||15||12||18||13||14|
List of Project Reports Reviewed (all available on The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing web site at www.popcenter.org)
Aurora Police Department (Colorado, USA), 1996, The Prostitution Dilemma
Austin Police Department (Texas, USA), 1999, South Congress Prostitution Problem
Boulder Police Department (Colorado, USA), 1997, Underage Alcohol Abuse: A Reformation, The Boulder Experience
Calgary Police Service (Alberta, Canada), 2000, A Multi-Discipline Approach to Management and Control of Prostitution
Chico Police Department (California, USA), 1995, Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant
El Paso Police Department (Texas, USA), 2001, Auto Theft Prevention Task Force
El Paso Police Department (Texas, USA), 1996, San Jacinto Park Renovation Action Plan
Fontana Police Department (California, USA), 2003, Fontana Serious Traffic Offender Program
Fresno Police Department (California, USA), 1999, Prostitution Abatement and Rehabilitation First Offender Program
Hollywood Police Department (California, USA), 1998, Federal Highway Project
Lancashire Constabulary (UK), 2003, Putting the Brakes on Lorry Trailer Theft
Lauderhill Police Department (Florida, USA), 1996, Mission Lake Plaza Combating an Open-Air Drug Market in a Shopping Complex
Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (Florida, USA), 1997, A Task Force Approach to Organized Prostitution
Michigan State University Police Department (Michigan, USA), 1998, Illegal Alcohol Sales and Keg Tracking
National City Police Department (California, USA), 1997, Roosevelt Avenue Project (Antiprostitution Effort)
New Rochelle Police Department (New York, USA), 2004, Q-TIP (Quality-of-Life Targeted Intervention Patrol)
Paducah Police Department (Kentucky, USA), 2006, The Set Operation Deterring Street Crime and Violence
Redondo Beach Police Department (California, USA), 1998, Operation Bull Market: Targeting Habitual Offenders
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Williams Lake Detachment (British Columbia, Canada), 1997, Williams Lake Auto Theft Project
Sacramento Police Department (California, USA), 2003, Graffiti Reduction
Sacramento Police Department (California, USA), 1998, Oak Park Revitalization Program
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (Califorinia, USA), 1993, Foothill Corridor Project
San Diego Police Department (California, USA), 1995. Varda Car
Stockton Police Department (California, USA), 2003, Project Black Flag
Tucson Police Department (Arizona, USA), 1999, Pimps, Prostitutes, and Pushers
Wichita Police Department (Kansas, USA), 1996, South Central Prostitution Project
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