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KNOWLEDGE BANK

The Academy for Security Analysis promotes the culture of evidence-based analysis of citizen security policies.

We are committed to disseminate lessons from rigorous quantitative research in an intuitive and accessible manner.

Our Knowledge Bank provides regular updates of results and best practices from academic research.

March 2, 2018

AUTHORS

Skogan, Van Crean, And Hennessy (2014)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

This paper reports the findings of an evaluation of a police training program on the principles of procedural justice. It analyzes both short and long term effects. Previous research shows that the public is c...

February 28, 2018

AUTHORS

Taylor, Koper, And Woods (2011)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

Researchers randomly assigned 83 hotspots in Jacksonville, Florida, to receive either a problem-oriented policing (POP) strategy, directed-saturation patrol, or a control condition for 90 days. The POP hot spots had...

February 26, 2018

AUTHORS

Schneider (1986)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

This study evaluated a community crime prevention program in Portland Oregon. The program combined identification of high crime areas, informing citizens, and holding community meetings.

EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTION

The intervention eva...

February 23, 2018

AUTHORS 

Shapiro et al. (2001)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

This study assesses the impact of a school-based violence prevention program called Peacemakers. The intervention is based on a 17-lesson curriculum delivered by teachers. In addition, students referred for aggressive behavio...

February 19, 2018

AUTORES

Scheider, Rowell, And Bezidikian (2003)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

Under the community policing philosophy, reducing citizen fear of crime has become a legitimate objective for police. Using the Twelve Cities Survey, a 1998 supplement to the National Crime Victimization Surv...

February 16, 2018

AUTHORS

Saunders et al. (2016)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

The Bureau of Justice Assistance funded Michigan State University (MSU) to train a cohort of seven jurisdictions in 2010 to implement a community-based strategy that uses focused deterrence, community engagement, and incapaci...

February 15, 2018

AUTHORS

Park-Higgerson et al. (2008)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

The researchers carried out a meta-analysis of randomized interventions that assessed the effects of school-based interventions aimed at reducing violent behavior. Of the universe of studies, 36 met the criteria for the...

February 12, 2018

 AUTHORS

Ozer (2006)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

This paper seeks to understand how contextual factors affect the outcomes of school-based violence prevention programs and provides a framework to assess contextual factors at different levels: classroom, school, and community/district...

February 9, 2018

AUTHORS

Meares, Tyler, And Gardener (2014)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

Legal authorities and the public live in two separate worlds. Prosecutors, judges, and other legal actors view police departments, their policies, and police officers’ actions as right or wrong with reference to c...

February 7, 2018

AUTHORS

Mazerolle et al. (2012)

STUDY OBJECTIVE

Studies show that when citizens perceive the police acting in a procedurally just manner—by treating people with dignity and respect, and by being fair and neutral in their actions—they view the police as legitimate and are...

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