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Crime Hot Spots

David Weisburd and Sean Wire.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Dimensions of Crime; Policing; Crime Prevention. 7414 words.

Hot spots of crime, and the criminology of place more generally, deviate from the traditional paradigm of criminology, in which the primary assumption and goal is to explain who is likely...

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High Crime Places, Times, and Offenders

Anthony A. Braga.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

March 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime Prevention; Policing. 9976 words.

This article assesses the theoretical and empirical evidence on the concentration of crime in a small number of places and times, and the concentration of offending among a small number of...

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Policing Vulnerable Populations

Melissa Schaefer Morabito.

in The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Policing; Crime Prevention. 8069 words.

The police role necessitates response to a wide variety of calls for service including those involving vulnerable populations. Vulnerability, however, is a difficult term to define and...

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