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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 209365     Find in a Library
Title: Illicit Sexual Activity in Public Places
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Author(s): Kelly Dedel Johnson
Date Published: 04/2005
Page Count: 68
  Annotation: This guide looks at the problem of illicit sexual activity in public places.
Abstract: The Problem-Specific Guides from the Office of Community Oriented Policing, U.S. Department of Justice, summarize knowledge about how police can reduce the harm caused by specific crime and disorder problems. The guides are written for officers of any rank or assignment who must address the specific problem the guides cover. This guide addresses the problem of illicit sexual activity in public places. It begins by describing the problem of illicit public sexual activity and the factors that contribute to it. The guide then presents a series of questions to help officers analyze the problem in their communities. Questions are asked about the various groups that are affected by illicit public sexual activity, such as community members, victims, and participants, and questions about transactions for this activity, locations/times that illicit public sexual activity takes place, and current responses to the problem. Finally, the guide reviews response strategies for addressing the problem of illicit public sexual activity in local communities. These strategies are drawn from research studies and police reports. A summary of these responses is presented in the appendix. References, list of recommended readings, listing of other Problem-Oriented Guides for Police
Main Term(s): Problem-Oriented Policing
Index Term(s): Police community relations ; Prostitution ; Sexual behavior ; Victimless crimes ; Policing innovation ; Community policing
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003CKWX0087
Publication Number: ISBN: 1-932582-47-9
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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
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Type: Handbook
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: This guide is No. 33 in the Problem-Oriented Guides for Police series.
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