'Problem Solving for Crime Prevention'

Cherney, Adrian (2006) 'Problem Solving for Crime Prevention'. Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice.


Problem solving methodology is at the heart of crime prevention strategies used by law enforcement agencies across Australia and around the world. The technique typically involves a systematic use of solid data and extensive progress evaluation, with an emphasis on theory, contextuality, and implementation. This paper uses existing literature to highlight the place of problem solving in crime prevention, and the need for flexibility, responsiveness, and the need for an understanding of context in using problem solving techniques. It calls for problem solving to play a greater role in the efforts of criminologists to develop crime prevention programs, and stresses the need for the recording and exchange of information between crime prevention practitioners.

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ID Code: 9246
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this report can be freely accessed online via the publisher's web page (see link).
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Keywords: crime prevention, problem solving, implementation
ISSN: 0817-8542
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:44

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