Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
William H. Sousa
Second Committee Member
Terance D. Miethe
Third Committee Member
Tamara D. Madensen
Fourth Committee Member
Andrew L. Spivak
Number of Pages
As law enforcement agencies embrace technology, hot spots policing has enjoyed popularity. The esteem of the strategy is not without warrant, as many studies show its effectiveness. The policing strategy simply involves focusing police resources on a specific area or areas of concentrated crime. An abundance of policing tactics exists to address problems within these areas. Many studies tout significant crime reductions in hot spot areas, with some police treatments proving more effective than others. Other studies discuss trepidation regarding geographically focused police efforts. Therefore, law enforcement’s strategy in an area must involve careful consideration of the associated benefits and possible detriments of the focused policing efforts. This study provides a discussion and subsequent analysis of the use and effectiveness of saturation patrol in hot spots within Las Vegas, Nevada.
hot spots policing; policing tactics; saturation patrol
Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Stephensen, Rachel Ware, "Cooling Down Crime Hot Spots: Impact of Saturation Patrol on Crime Hot Spots in Las Vegas, Nevada" (2017). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3040.
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