Chasing Ghosts? Police perception of high crime areas

In recent years there has been a move within police services towards a proactive and intelligence-led style of policing. This has coincided with a recognition of the value of local policing solutions and the importance of the intelligence function at the local area command level. This paper uses a c...

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Main Author: Ratcliffe, Jerry
Contributors: MacCullagh, Michael J.
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2001
In: The British journal of criminology
Year: 2001, Volume: 41, Issue: 2, Pages: 330-341
Online Access: Volltext (doi)
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Summary:In recent years there has been a move within police services towards a proactive and intelligence-led style of policing. This has coincided with a recognition of the value of local policing solutions and the importance of the intelligence function at the local area command level. This paper uses a combination of hotspot analysis within a geographical information system (GIS), a hotspot perception survey of police officers, and small focus groups to assess the intelligence dissemination process for high volume crime on three Nottinghamshire subdivisions. The results indicate a variable result depending on crime type explored and the study has implications for the dissemination of high volume crime intelligence within police services
ISSN:0007-0955
DOI:10.1093/bjc/41.2.330