As traditional approaches to policing drug activity become increasingly ineffective, cities across the United States are developing new enforcement strategies to deal with the problem.
Lorraine Green charts the success of a programme in Oakland, California which features community involvement in the policing of areas where drug abuse is rife. An environment has been created where deviant activity is less likely to occur; working relationships have been established between the police and the public, properties cleaned up and civil codes enforced. This timely book concludes with a thoughtful discussion of the challenges facing other cities developing drug control programmes.
Table of Contents
Foreword - David L WeisburdIntroductionPlaces, Crimes, and Prevention PerspectivesPolicing Places with Drug Problems The SMART ApproachThe SMART Program ImpactDisplacement and Diffusion EffectsConclusions