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Hot Spots

  • By: James L. LeBeau
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

A hot spot is a place or geographic location that generates large volumes or high intensities of repeated and predictable crimes or calls for police services. The essence of a hot spot pertains to examining crimes, calls, or problems within a ...

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