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 |29 pages


chapter |6 pages

Introduction to Police Problem Solving

BySteve Rutzebeck, Quint C. Thurman

chapter |9 pages

Police Problem Solving and Its Applicability to Domestic Security

ByCarl W. Hawkins, José M. Docobo

part |45 pages

Police Patrol Officer-Based Problem Solving

chapter |17 pages

Problem Solving Disorderly Youth *

ByMichael Scott

chapter |9 pages

Problem Solving for First Responders

ByJ.D. Jamieson, Steve Griffith

chapter |9 pages

Preparing Supervisors for Effective Problem Solving

ByTimothy N. Oettmeier

part |25 pages

Problem Solving with Community-Based Partnerships

chapter |10 pages

Problem Solving Prostitution in a Problem Neighborhood *

ByD. Kim Rossmo, Doug Fisher

chapter |5 pages

Problem Solving and Crime Prevention in Public Housing *

ByLucy Edwards Hochstein, Quint C. Thurman

part |41 pages

Advanced Problem Solving and Problem-Specific Strategies

chapter |10 pages

Problem Solving Investigations *

ByBrian Forst

chapter |11 pages

Problem Solving Terrorism Vulnerability

ByLes Poole

part |8 pages

Problem Solving in the Twenty-First Century