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Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention, 2nd edition

Anthony A. Braga
Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention, 2nd edition
ISBN: 978-1-881798-78-1
ISBN: 978-1-62637-742-4
2008/242 pages
A CriminalJusticePress Project
"Should be used as a supplement in every undergraduate and/or graduate police course.... Moreover, the book is an excellent read and resource compilation for any academic, police or security administrator who is researching crime prevention, police-community partnerships, problem-oriented policing, repeat offending, or crime analysis/mapping."—Brandon R. Kooi, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management


Instead of merely reacting to crimes once they've been committed, can police agencies learn how to prevent offenses from occurring? Anthony Braga’s comprehensive analysis demonstrates clearly how the emerging problem-oriented policing approach is proving effective in preventing a wide range of criminal activities.

Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention is the only book recommended by the nonprofit Center for Problem-Oriented Policing for use in all modules of its Model POP Curriculum, including courses at colleges and universities and training programs for police personnel.


Anthony A. Braga is chief policy adviser to the Boston Police Commissioner and also senior research associate at Harvard University's Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and at the University of California's Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice.


  • Forewords—Ronald V. Clarke, Herman Goldstein.
  • Introduction.
  • The Practice of Problem-Oriented Policing.
  • Preventing Crime at Problem Places.
  • Controlling High-Activity Offenders.
  • Protecting Repeat Victims.
  • Facilitating Problem-Oriented Policing.
  • The Problem of Displacement.
  • Final Thoughts.