Unlike traditional police responses to community problems, which primarily consist of slight variations on the standard response model of policing, community policing problem-solving efforts are most often thought of as wide-ranging responses to criminal activity. These responses target specific place-based locations that as street corners, apartment buildings, businesses, or even entire neighborhoods. Response development includes both traditional and nontraditional police activities, which often require a change in police organizational thinking and outside partnerships with the community residents, other governmental agencies, private businesses, and the media. The goal of the outside partnerships is to mutually develop an actionable response to the problem. Once jointly developed, the targeted interventions focus on modifying the behaviors of certain individuals or groups of individuals who by their actions have reduced ...

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