chapter  10
Terrorist Threats and Police Performance: A Study of Israeli Communities
WithDAVID WEISBURD, BADI HASISI, TAL JONATHAN-ZAMIR, AND GALI AVIV
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Impact of Terrorism on Police Performance ...........................................................................161 Clearance Rates and Police Performance ................................................................................ 163 The Study ..................................................................................................................................... 164

Control Variables ................................................................................................................... 168 Model and Findings ................................................................................................................... 170 Discussion ................................................................................................................................... 173 Conclusions ................................................................................................................................. 176 Acknowledgments ...................................................................................................................... 176 Appendix I. Categories of Threat Variables at Station Level ................................................. 177 Appendix II. Regression without SES Variable ....................................................................... 177 References .................................................................................................................................... 177

Following this assumption, scholars and practitioners have begun to consider how the police task changes when terrorism is added to the list of concerns that local police must address (Fishman 2005; IACP 2005; Innes 2006; Kelling and Bratton 2006; Weisburd, Feucht, Hakimi, Mock, and Perry 2009; Weisburd, Jonathan, and Perry 2009). Some scholars have argued that heightened terrorism threats will naturally lead to dramatic changes in the orientation and strategies of policing. Over the past few decades, police in Western democracies have become much more concerned with local community problems. Some have termed this type of policing as “low policing,” emphasizing its concentration on how the police can deal with crime, disorder, and fear in local communities (Bayley and Weisburd 2009; Brodeur 1983, 2003).