Offering a balanced approach to problem-solving issues in a complex and changing world, this book focuses specifically on the subject of problem solving in policing. Featured selections include chapters on domestic security, disorderly youth, auto theft, prostitution, gang delinquency and crime in public housing. Other notable selections discuss the role of supervising police personnel engaged in problem solving, advances in using this approach in criminal investigations, solving serial crimes, preparing for terrorism, and developing patrol officers as effective first responders to active violence.
- The book arose from conversations with trainers at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the National Center for State and Local Law Enforcement.
- Contributing authors come from a wide variety of backgrounds. As experts in their disciplines, they bring to this work a rich array of perspectives and innovative examples of successful problem-solving initiatives.