Problem-Oriented Policing in Colorado Springs

A Content Analysis of 753 Cases

Edward Maguire, Craig D. Uchida, Kimberly D. Hassell

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Abstract

Problem-oriented policing (POP) has generated substantial attention from practitioners, scholars, and policy makers. A growing body of research is beginning to cast doubt on the extent to which this reform has been implemented in police agencies as prescribed by reformers. This study presents findings from an analysis of POP in the Colorado Springs Police Department, one of the national leaders of POP in the United States. The principal form of evidence is a systematic content analysis of case summaries and reports completed by police officers in 753 POP cases in Colorado Springs. The results point to a set of common roadblocks in the implementation of POP, as well as more general patterns that seem to influence the implementation of police reform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-95
Number of pages25
JournalCrime and Delinquency
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 17 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Problem-Oriented Policing in Colorado Springs : A Content Analysis of 753 Cases. / Maguire, Edward; Uchida, Craig D.; Hassell, Kimberly D.

In: Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 61, No. 1, 17.02.2015, p. 71-95.

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Maguire, Edward ; Uchida, Craig D. ; Hassell, Kimberly D. / Problem-Oriented Policing in Colorado Springs : A Content Analysis of 753 Cases. In: Crime and Delinquency. 2015 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 71-95.
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