Problem-oriented policing in public housing: The Jersey City evaluation

Mazerolle, Lorraine Green, Ready, Justin, Terrill, William and Waring, Elin (2000) Problem-oriented policing in public housing: The Jersey City evaluation. Justice Quarterly, 17 1: 129-158. doi:10.1080/07418820000094501

Author Mazerolle, Lorraine Green
Ready, Justin
Terrill, William
Waring, Elin
Title Problem-oriented policing in public housing: The Jersey City evaluation
Journal name Justice Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0741-8825
Publication date 2000-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07418820000094501
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 129
End page 158
Total pages 30
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines the impact of a problem-oriented policing project on serious crime problems in six public housing sites in Jersey City, New Jersey. Representatives from the police department and the local housing authority, social service providers, and public housing tenants formed six problem-solving teams. Using systematic documentation of the teams' activities and calls for police service, we examine changes in serious crime both across and within the six sites over a 2 1/2-year period. We find that problem-oriented policing, as compared with traditional policing strategies used before the problem-oriented policing project, led to fewer serious crime calls for service over time and that two public housing sites in particular succeeded in reducing violent, property, and vehicle-related crimes.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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