SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Larson, R. C. (1982). Critiquing critiques: another word on the Kansas City preventive patrol experiment. Evaluation Review, 6, pp. 285–293. doi: 10.1177/0193841X8200600209

Questions to Consider:

  1. What was the purpose of this article?
  2. Which of the three experimental treatments of the KCPPE was considered the most controversial?
  3. What does Larson propose would facilitate the implementation of more controlled and

Learning Objective: 7-1: Describe the findings from classic police strategy studies


Article 2: Andresen, M. A., & Malleson, N. (2014). Police foot patrol and crime displacement: a local analysis. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 30, pp. 186–199. doi: 10.1177/1043986214525076

Questions to Consider:

  1. Which crime was not included in the analysis of this study?
  2. According to the authors what should future research examine?
  3. Which two issues are crucial to the future of hot spots policing?

Learning Objective: 7-2: Explain why police departments conduct patrols


Article 3: Willis, J. J. (2013). First-line supervision and strategic decision making under compstat and community policing. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 24(2), pp. 235–256.

Questions to Consider:

  1. How does the author describe police organizations prior to community-oriented policing?
  2. What is Compstat’s core mission?
  3. Summarize the results of this study.

Learning Objective: 7-4: Compare and contrast police patrol with community policing; 7-7: Explain the way that Compstat is applies as a police management strategy