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Hot Spot Policing Programs at a Glance
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Hot Spot Policing Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Policing Strategies

Hot Spot Policing

Law enforcement agencies implement a variety of strategies and methods to combat crime and ensure public safety. Policing strategies extend beyond traditional models of responding to calls for service and often seek to increase crime prevention, intervention, and response effectiveness through such techniques as hot spot policing. Typically, crime does not occur evenly over the landscape; it is clustered in small areas, or hot spots, and account for a disproportionate amount of crime and disorder.



OJP Publications

COPS on Dots Doing What? The Differential Effects of Police Enforcement Actions in Hot Spots, NIJ-Sponsored, July 2015

Assessing the Effects of Hot Spots Policing Strategies on Police Legitimacy, Crime, and Collective Efficacy, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2015

Gang Hot Spots Policing in Chicago: An Evaluation of the Deployment Operations Center Process, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2011
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Hot Spots Policing - NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar, NIJ, October 2009

Mapping Crime: Understanding Hot Spots, NIJ, August 2005
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