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ERIC Number: EJ910627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
Evaluating a Policing Strategy Intended to Disrupt an Illicit Street-Level Drug Market
Corsaro, Nicholas; Brunson, Rod K.; McGarrell, Edmund F.
Evaluation Review, v34 n6 p513-548 Dec 2010
The authors examined a strategic policing initiative that was implemented in a high crime Nashville, Tennessee neighborhood by utilizing a mixed-methodological evaluation approach in order to provide (a) a descriptive process assessment of program fidelity; (b) an interrupted time-series analysis relying upon generalized linear models; (c) in-depth resident interviews. Results revealed that the initiative corresponded with a statistically significant reduction in drug and narcotics incidents as well as perceived changes in neighborhood disorder within the target community. There was less-clear evidence, however, of a significant impact on other outcomes examined. The implications that an intensive crime prevention strategy corresponded with a reduction in specific forms of neighborhood crime illustrates the complex considerations that law enforcement officials face when deciding to implement this type of crime prevention initiative. (Contains 14 notes, 5 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee