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Crime Solvability Factors

Police Resources and Crime Detection

Editors: Coupe, Timothy, Ariel, Barak, Mueller-Johnson, Katrin (Eds.)

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  • Provides research-based approach for determining crime solvability
  • Explores new ways for managing limited police resources
  • Presents overview of existing studies and directions for future research
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About this book

At a time when resources are scarce, not every crime may be investigated as fully as is desirable. Police generally use experience to guide their case screening. This volume demonstrates a new, research-based approach, exploring innovative research on crime solvability as a factor for crime investigation and prevention.

Crime solvability is the interplay between forensic science, decision-making, and prediction to determine the likelihood that a crime will be solved. This text discusses recent studies of how solvable cases may be identified, using original sets of police data. It focuses on high-volume crimes such as burglary, assault, metal theft, and cyberfraud. By targeting more cases that can be solved, police departments can manage their resources better and have the greatest effect on arrests, as well as preventing future crimes by these offenders.

Topics covered include:

  • Research into the effects of crime solvability and detection outcomes.
  • Studies ranging from less severe, high-volume crimes to severe offences.
  • Effects of resources on investigating and detecting crime.
  • Theoretical resourcing-solvability model of crime detection.
  • Detection complements preventive approaches in containing criminal activity.
  • Chapters on incident solvability and measured use of resources in different investigative stages.
  • Predictive approaches for improving crime solvability.
  • Property, violent, and sexual offenses.

Crime Solvability Factors: Police Resources and Crime Detection will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, particularly with an interest in quantitative and experimental research and police studies. It will also be of interest to policymakers and police organizations.

About the authors

Timothy Coupe researches and lectures criminal justice management, crime investigation and detection in the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. He previously worked in operational research, computing science, business management and urban and regional planning. He has been involved in applied research into improving policing performance for the U.K. Home Office and with police services in the U.K., Sweden, Denmark and Australia. He has consultancy experience in a variety of public organisations and commercial companies on the cost-effective use of resources and improving efficiency. He is an advocate of the benefits of using scientific analysis and prediction to complement professional experience for improving the way organisations are managed.

Barak Ariel is a lecturer in the Police Executive Programme. Among other topics, Barak provides seminars on research methods, systematic reviews and statistical analyses. As the chief analyst of the Jerry Lee Centre of Experimental Criminology, Barak is involved in several field experiments on police tactics in partnership with forces in the UK and abroad, including hotspot policing, restorative justice, use of cameras in police operations, informal crime control, and tax compliance. Barak is working in collaboration with Professor Lawrence Sherman and Dr. Heather Strang on Restorative Justice Trials, as well as in collaboration with Professor David Farrington on blocked randomised experiments. Barak is also working on a series of systematic reviews for the Campbell Collaboration, as well as other methodological issues related to experiments in Criminology.

Katrin Mueller-Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Criminology at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Coupe, Richard Timothy (et al.)

  • Existing Research on Solvability

    Pages 15-34

    Olphin, Tom (et al.)

  • Assessing Solvability Factors in Greater Manchester, England: The Case of Residential Burglaries

    Pages 35-51

    Donnellan, Patrick Gerard (et al.)

  • Population-Level Analysis of Residential Burglaries

    Pages 53-74

    Paine, Colin (et al.)

  • Solvability Indicators for ‘First Officers’: Targeting Eyewitness Questioning at Non-residential Burglaries

    Pages 75-87

    Coupe, Richard Timothy

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17160-5
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: 23 de octubre de 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17159-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime Solvability Factors
Book Subtitle
Police Resources and Crime Detection
Editors
  • Timothy Coupe
  • Barak Ariel
  • Katrin Mueller-Johnson
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17160-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17160-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17159-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 454
Number of Illustrations
120 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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