UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

The Problem with Crime Problem-Solving: Towards a Second Generation POP?

Borrion, H; Ekblom, P; Alrajeh, D; Borrion, A; Keane, A; Koch, D; Mitchener-Nissen, T; (2019) The Problem with Crime Problem-Solving: Towards a Second Generation POP? British Journal of Criminology , Article azz029. 10.1093/bjc/azz029. (In press). Green open access

[thumbnail of Borrion VoR azz029.pdf]
Preview
Text
Borrion VoR azz029.pdf - Published version

Download (374kB) | Preview

Abstract

In his 2018 Stockholm prize winner lecture, Goldstein highlighted the need for problem-oriented policing (POP) to be not only effective but also fair. Contributing to the development of POP, this study examines how a wider perspective on problem-solving generally, and scoping in particular, can be adopted to address some of the growing challenges in 21st century policing. We demonstrate that the concept of ‘problem’ was too narrowly defined and that, as a result, many problem-solving models found in criminology are ill-structured to minimize the negative side-effects of interventions and deliver broader benefits. Problem-solving concepts and models are compared across disciplines and recommendations are made to improve POP, drawing on examples in architecture, conservation science, industrial ecology and ethics.

Type: Article
Title: The Problem with Crime Problem-Solving: Towards a Second Generation POP?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azz029
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azz029
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: problem-solving, problem-scoping, problem-oriented policing, crime, evaluation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10072540
Downloads since deposit
98Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item