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Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement CoverEnhancing intelligence post-September 11

This COPS guide was prepared in response to requests from law enforcement executives for guidance on intelligence functions in a post-September 11 world. It will help law enforcement agencies develop or enhance their intelligence capacity and enable them to fight terrorism and other crimes while preserving community policing relationships.
Law Enforcement Intelligence: A Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement, 320 pages

State Ombudsman Programs CoverOmbudsman programs protect youth in the juvenile justice system

This bulletin, part of OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Practices Series, defines the roles of an ombudsman and examines ombudsman programs and offices in Tennessee, Connecticut, and Georgia. It also discusses how Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island have adopted the ombudsman concept using funding from the State and other sources.The bulletin provides information to assist individuals and agencies interested in establishing a State ombudsman office for children, youth, and families.
State Ombudsman Programs, 21 pages

Bomb Threats in Schools, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 32 CoverAddressing bomb threats in schools

This Problem-Oriented Guide for Police addresses bomb threats in schools, public or private, kindergarten through 12th grade. Four primary factors increase the risk of bomb threats in schools.These include the characteristics of the offender; family background; school climate, particularly an atmosphere that is insensitive to provocations of violence, lacks basic prevention programs, or is excessively authoritarian; and opportunity.The guide includes a series of questions to help departments analyze their local problem.
Bomb Threats in Schools, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 32, 82 pages

Disorder at Budget Motels, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 30 CoverBudget motels often mar local communities

In many communities, certain motels generate significant numbers of service calls and consume police resources.They can also inhibit nearby economic redevelopment and reduce the number of safe, clean lodging units available to travelers. Poorly designed or managed budget motels may generate vandalism, theft, or domestic disturbances and may harbor prostitution or clandestine drug lab operations.This guide describes the problem of disorder at budget motels and reviews the factors that contribute to it.
Disorder at Budget Motels, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 30, 85 pages

Drug Dealing in Open-Air Markets, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 31 CoverDrug markets have marked effect on local residents' quality of life

Open-air drug markets represent the lowest level of the drug distribution network.They need to be tackled effectively not only because of the risks posed to market participants but also to reduce the harm that illicit drug use can inflict on the local community. Drug Dealing in Open-Air Markets describes the problem and reviews the factors that increase the risks of drug dealing in open-air markets.
Drug Dealing in Open-Air Markets, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 31, 80 pages

Cruising, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 29 CoverCruising—more than a harmless pastime

This Problem-Oriented Guide for Police identifies questions to ask when dealing with a cruising problem; proposes numerous responses to the problem, such as enlisting community support, establishing alternative activities for youth, and enforcing local ordinances and loitering laws; and identifies ways to measure the effectiveness of responses.
Cruising, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 29, 54 pages


Protecting Your Community From Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement, Volume 4 CoverProtecting communities from terrorism

This COPS publication discusses the importance of intelligence-led policing and its correlation with problem-oriented policing principles.The report outlines criteria for an effective intelligence function at all levels of government—highlighted by important sidebar contributions from key players in the fields of intelligence and policing.
Protecting Your Community From Terrorism: Strategies for Local Law Enforcement, Volume 4: The Production and Sharing of Intelligence, 77 pages

Implementation and Outcome Evaluation of the Intensive Aftercare Program CoverReport evaluates implementation, outcomes of Intensive Aftercare Program

This online report presents the findings from a 5-year, multisite evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of the OJJDP-sponsored Intensive Aftercare Program (IAP).The IAP model was developed to reduce recidivism among high-risk juvenile parolees. According to the IAP model, effective intervention requires that an offender receive intensive supervision and services after release from an institution.The reintegration process begins during incarceration and is followed by a highly structured and gradual transition between the institution and aftercare.
Implementation and Outcome Evaluation of the Intensive Aftercare Program, 110 pages

A Suggested Approach to Analyzing Racial Profiling: Sample Templates for Analyzing Car-Stop Data, COPS Innovations: A Closer Look series CoverImplementing car-stop data in two police departments

Most existing evaluations of racial profiling based on car-stop data rely on aggregate comparisons between the racial composition of stops in a city and the racial composition of the city's total population. But the aggregate approach may be too simplistic and may generate misleading results. Because evaluating profiling patterns may influence police training, it is essential that such evaluations rely on appropriate methodological approaches and objective data.This COPS Innovations study applies the tools and methods developed in a previous COPS report, How to Correctly Collect and Analyze Racial Profiling Data: Your Reputation Depends On It!
A Suggested Approach to Analyzing Racial Profiling: Sample Templates for Analyzing Car-Stop Data, COPS Innovations: A Closer Look series, 28 pages

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