Focused Policing Crime Reduction.Explain a police patrolling strategy and analyze the scholarly literature and report the findings?

Focused Policing Crime Reduction

One police patrolling strategy that has gained popularity in recent years is “hot spot” or “focused” policing. This strategy involves targeting specific high-crime areas and increasing police presence in those areas in order to deter crime and reduce the frequency of criminal incidents. According to a study published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency in 2020, focused policing can be effective in reducing crime rates in targeted areas. The authors analyzed data from the Louisville Metro Police Department’s “Hot Spot Policing” program and found that areas with increased police presence experienced a 16% reduction in overall crime and a 22% reduction in violent crime (Smith, et al., 2020). However, other research has found that the effects of focused policing may be short-term and may not necessarily result in long-term crime reduction (Braga, et al., 2019). In a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology in 2019, the authors found that while focused policing may lead to immediate reductions in crime, these effects tend to dissipate over time. Cont…


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