Signal Crimes and Signal Policing

Jason Roach, Rosie Alexander, Ken Pease

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A pilot study was conducted which suggests that ‘signal policing’ should be placed alongside ‘signal crimes’ as inducing perception of local problems, with onlooker inferences about reasons for police vehicle attendance at a home varying according to dwelling type. Speculation is entered that onlookers will take the presence of police vehicles to suggest confrontation with residents most often in high crime areas. A research programme leading to a more nuanced approach to reassurance policing is recommended.
LanguageEnglish
Pages161-168
Number of pages8
JournalThe Police Journal
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012

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Roach, Jason ; Alexander, Rosie ; Pease, Ken. / Signal Crimes and Signal Policing. In: The Police Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 85, No. 2. pp. 161-168.
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