Crime Concentrations: Hot Dots, Hotspots and Hot Flushes

Dainis Ignatans, Ken Pease

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This chapter begins by sketching out where the practice of policing may be heading, and what we need to do differently, so as to arrive at a roughly envisioned future ethically and in good order. A police presence at all places at all times being impossible, the practical issue is where and when to place officers or their technological surrogates. It then considers optimized distribution of effort and resource, given the central aim of fairness in the distribution of crime harm. It illustrates current levels of inequality of victimization, and claim that reducing the current concentration, at individual and area levels, should be an explicit underpinning vision for policing. It briefly reviews the relevant literature and its implications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology
EditorsGerben J. N. Bruinsma, Shane D. Johnson
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780190279721
ISBN (Print)9780190279707
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2018

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NameOxford Handbooks
PublisherOxford University Press

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