Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
First Committee Member
William H. Sousa, Co-Chair
Second Committee Member
Tamara Madensen, Co-Chair
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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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.
Broken Windows; Order maintenance
Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement and Corrections
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Pace, Steven Andrew, "Assessing the impact of police order maintenance units on crime: An application of the Broken Windows Hypothesis" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 372.
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