Chapter 4: Problem Solving

In this chapter, we examine the process of “dealing with the residual problems of society” as the primary role of police in society.  We also delve into some of the PROACTIVE methods of preventing crime and disorder and contrast those with traditional, reactive methods.


  • Problem-Oriented Policing
  • Impediments to POP
  • The Merger of POP and COP
  • Problem Solving in Context
  • Community vs. Problem-Oriented Policing
  • Rethinking “Crime”
  • Rational Choice
  • The Displacement Myth
  • Hot Products

References and Further Reading



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