Award Date

5-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Department

Criminal Justice

First Committee Member

William H. Sousa, Co-Chair

Second Committee Member

Tamara Madensen, Co-Chair

Third Committee Member

Alexis Kennedy

Graduate Faculty Representative

Anna Lukemeyer

Number of Pages

69

Abstract

High levels of violent crime and disorder area concentrated within certain neighborhoods of northwest Las Vegas, Nevada. In April 2009 a police order-maintenance unit designed to reduce minor and major offenses was initiated in these areas. Drawing on the Broken Windows Hypothesis, the unit combined detailed crime analysis with extensive police efforts to address specific community problems. This paper discusses the implementation and impact of the police order-maintenance unit during its operation.

Keywords

Broken Windows; Order maintenance

Disciplines

Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement and Corrections

Language

English


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