The influence of visible traffic enforcement on the incidence of other crime: Implications for intelligence-driven crime prevention [ 2003 - 2004 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Adj/Prof V Siskind; Mr JD Davey; Dr G Pitman; Mr CJ Edmonston; Mr BC Watson

Brief description This project marks the first scientific investigation in Australia examining the potential for visible traffic enforcement to reduce other crime. It will: (i) examine the effect of routine traffic enforcement [deployed via traffic specific intellegence] on general crime rates (study 1); and (ii) determine whether the targeting of visible enforcement at crime "hotspots" can heighten this effect (study 2). The results of the studies will be examined in light of relevent theoretical perspectives pertaining to crime prevention, such as "broken windows" and deterence theories. The research complements a national move to increase intelligence-driven enforcement activities and will inform policing policy and crime prevention strategies worldwide.

Funding Amount $50,943

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