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JDiBriefs published by the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science

JDI Brief

JDiBrief is an online library of one-page briefing notes about crime and security problems, and analytical techniques that can be applied to understand them better. Written by experts in their field for practitioners, policy-makers and researchers, these briefing notes present examples of, and recommendations for, effective practice in crime reduction, policing and the security industry

Problem-oriented Private Security

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Crime Analysis for Problem Solving Security Professionals in 25 Small Steps by Karim H. Vellani, CPP, CSC

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In an easy 25 steps, this manual shows security professionals how to select and implement appropriate countermeasures to reduce the opportunities for the everyday crimes that are the most common threats to assets and targets that security professionals must protect. Drawing on problem-oriented policing and situational crime prevention the manual is essential reading for security professionals, facility managers, risk managers, property managers, and as well for both public and private police who are concerned with everyday crime problems in business settings.

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POP related Publications

Reducing Fear of Crime: Strategies for Police by Gary Cordner (Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2010)

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This guide helps police understand what fear of crime is, why it matters, and why it should be an important target of police attention. The Guide provides a number of tools and techniques that should enable any police department to successfully add fear reduction to its operational strategy and organizational bottom line.

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A Test of Simultaneous vs. Sequential Lineup Methods: An Initial Report of the AJS National Eyewitness Identification Field Studies by the American Judicature Society

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Scientific study points the way to preventing mistakes resulting from eyewitness testimony.

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Recommended Readings

The core readings of problem oriented policing, many online and available for download from POP Center.

Special Manuals and Guides

Intelligence Analysis for Problem Solvers

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Implementing POP

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Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers

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Effective Policing and Crime Prevention: A Problem-Oriented Guide for Mayors, City Managers, and County Executives

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Policing Terrorism: An Executive's Guide

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Crime Prevention Studies

Crime Prevention Studies is published annually by Criminal Justice Press. Volumes 1-18 are available in full text. Selected chapters are also provided for other volumes. Abstracts of the entire series beginning in 1993 to the present are available.

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