Crime and Violence

The Effects of Police Contracting on Crime: An Examination of Compton, California. Journal of Experimental Criminology, Vol. 14 (1): 59-81, 2018.

The utility of police consolidation, and in particular police contracting of services, has received widespread attention in academic and practitioner circles. However, the bulk of empirical research centers on potential fiduciary benefits; only limited scholarship has explored the possibility that changes in police services may correspond with differences in crimes solved and offenses observed. To address this gap, we examine consolidation in police services in a historically high crime, disadvantaged urban setting (Compton, California), which began contracting with the Los…

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Community Policing and Crime Prevention in Oakland, CA. Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Griffith University, Research Preview No. 13, 2009.

In response to rising crime and violence, Oakland voters passed Measure Y, the Violence Prevention and Public Safety Act of 2004, a 10-year initiative designed to facilitate community policing, foster violence prevention, and improve fire and paramedic service. Read More

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