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.

part |2 pages

Section I Introduction

chapter 1|6 pages

Introduction to Police Problem Solving

BySteve Rutzebeck & Quint C. Thurman

chapter 2|12 pages

The Applicability of Police Problem Solving to Crime Problems

ByJeff Rojek

chapter 3|10 pages

Police Problem Solving and Its Applicability to Domestic Security

ByCarl W. Hawkins Jr. & José M. Docobo

part |2 pages

Section II Police Patrol Officer-Based Problem Solving

chapter 4|18 pages

Problem Solving Disorderly Youth

ByMichael Scott

chapter 6|10 pages

Problem Solving for First Responders

ByJ.D. Jamieson & Steve Griffith

chapter 7|10 pages

Preparing Supervisors for Effective Problem Solving

ByTimothy N. Oettmeier

part |2 pages

Section III Problem Solving with Community-Based Partnerships

chapter 8|8 pages

Problem Solving Emergent Gangs in The Mountlake Terrace Neutral Zone-AmeriCorps Program

BySuburban Washington State: David Mueller, Quint C. Thurman & Cary Heck

chapter 9|10 pages

Problem Solving Prostitution in a Problem Neighborhood

ByD. Kim Rossmo & Doug Fisher

chapter 10|6 pages

Problem Solving and Crime Prevention in Public Housing

ByLucy Edwards Hochstein & Quint C. Thurman

part |2 pages

Section IV Advanced Problem Solving and Problem-Specific Strategies

chapter 11|6 pages

Foretelling Crimes of the Future Using Crimes of the Past: Analyzing Repeat Victimization

ByKenneth J. Peak & Ronald W. Glensor

chapter 12|10 pages

Problem Solving Investigations

ByBrian Forst

chapter 13|12 pages

Geographic Profiling as Problem Solving for Serial Crime

ByD. Kim Rossmo

chapter 14|12 pages

Problem Solving Terrorism Vulnerability

ByLes Poole

part |2 pages

Section V Problem Solving in the Twenty-First Century