Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

Problem-Solving Tool Guides

Problem-solving Tool Guides explain how various analytical methods and techniques can be applied to improve an understanding of crime and disorder problems.

Anonymous Peer Review: Each guide is informed by a thorough review of the research literature and reported police practice, and each guide is anonymously peer-reviewed by a line police officer, a police executive and a researcher prior to publication. The review process is independently managed by the COPS Office, which solicits the reviews.

Sort Web Guides:  These guides are web versions of the guides with links to many additional resources designed to be read on-line. 

Sort PDF Guides:  These are shorter printed versions of the guides for easy download and printing.
Sort EBOOK Guides:  These guides are formatted for all E-book readers (Kindle, Nook etc.)