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In this newest report from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety (2008-2014), Anthony Braga argues that new evidence from research conducted since the 1990s has changed attitudes about the role that policing can play in reducing crime.
At the time of the first Executive Session on Policing from 1985-1991, the general consensus in academia was that police did not matter in crime prevention and control. But a growing body of experiential knowledge and scientific evidence leads us to believe that the police can reduce crime if they take a focused approach to addressing recurring crime problems, engage the community and a diversity of partners, and implement tactics and strategies appropriately tailored to the conditions that give rise to crime problems. This plan of action includes community policing, problem-oriented policing, hot spots policing, and focused deterrence strategies.. MORE
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