Place-Based Investigations to Disrupt Crime Place Networks
Crime is not random. Research consistently shows that crime concentrates across places, victims, and offenders.1 Police administrators who first acknowledged these patterns were also among the first to adopt focused policing strategies: hotspots policing in high-crime places, initiatives to protect high-risk victims, and repeat offender deterrence strategies.
Madensen, T. D.,
Hammer, M. G.,
Christenson, B. R.
Place-Based Investigations to Disrupt Crime Place Networks.
Police Chief Magazine
Washington, D.C.: International Association of Chiefs of Police.