Classification of Problems for Police

John Eck, University of Cincinnati
Ronald V. Clarke, Rutgers University

The unit of analysis for problem-oriented is a problem. Advances in problem-oriented policing (as well as research on this subject) require a fuller understanding of what we mean by "problem". In this paper, we describe an exploratory effort to develop a problem classification system using two dimensions: behavior and environment. The practical and research applications of this system are discussed.

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Updated 05/20/2006