Technological approaches to controlling random gunfire: Results of a gunshot detection system field test

Watkins, Cory, Mazerolle, Lorraine Green, Rogan, Dennis and Frank, James (2002) Technological approaches to controlling random gunfire: Results of a gunshot detection system field test. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 25 2: 345-370. doi:10.1108/13639510210429400


Author Watkins, Cory
Mazerolle, Lorraine Green
Rogan, Dennis
Frank, James
Title Technological approaches to controlling random gunfire: Results of a gunshot detection system field test
Journal name Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-951X
1758-695X
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/13639510210429400
Volume 25
Issue 2
Start page 345
End page 370
Total pages 26
Place of publication Yorks, U.K.
Publisher Emerald Group Publishin
Language eng
Abstract Using a quasi-experimental design methodology, this paper reports the results from a controlled field evaluation of the ShotSpotter gunshot location technology in Redwood City, California. Results from this field test indicate that overall, the ShotSpotter system was able to annunciate (detect) gunshots in 81 percent of the field trial events (N = 25 of 31 shooting events) and triangulate (locate) gunshots in 84 percent of the field trial events (N = 26 of 31 shooting events) within an average margin of error of 41ft. We conclude this paper with a discussion of the policy implications associated with using gunshot detection technology as a problem-solving tool to detect, reduce and prevent incidences of random gunfire. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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