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Sherman, Lawrence W.

Works: 135 works in 308 publications in 2 languages and 7,960 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lawrence W Sherman
Evidence-based crime prevention( )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reviewing more than 600 scientific evaluations of programs intended to prevent crime in settings such as families, schools, labor markets, places and communities, this book grades programs on their validity using "the scientific methods scale." This collection, which brings together contributions from leading researchers in the field of crime prevention, will provide policymakers, researchers and community leaders with an understandable source of information about what works, what does not work and what is promising in preventing crime."--BOOK JACKET
Preventing crime : what works, what doesn't, what's promising : a report to the United States Congress by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include gang prevention, school based family services, community support, family violence, vocational training, electronic monitoring, drug treatment, environmental design, community policing, problem-oriented policing, police patrol and intensive supervision programs
Scandal and reform : controlling police corruption by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a study of four police departments in which both honest police officers and citizens were victimized by police corruption. Explores the methods which were used such as surveillance and other covert techniques in order to successfully reform the departments. The cities involved were New York City, Oakland Calif., Newburgh, N.Y.; and a pseudonym for a Midwestern City called Central City in this report
Policing domestic violence : experiments and dilemmas by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for criminal justice personnel, elected officials, victims' rights advocates, policy analysts, and scholars, this volume analyzes the findings and policy implications of a multi-year Federal research program to repeat the 1984 Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment, the first controlled test of the effects of arrest on recidivism. The experiment was undertaken to analyze the effects of police responses to misdemeanor domestic violence. It was based on the assumption that the main goal of police intervention is to reduce the risk of repeat violence by the suspect against the same victim in the future. The results revealed that arrest was more effective in accomplishing this goal than was mediation or sending the suspect out of the home for the night. The experiment was repeated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Miami, Florida; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Findings revealed that arrest deters selectively. Thus, it effectively inhibits some offenders, but it incites more violence in others. It may also deter batterers for a month or so, only to make them more violent later. Its effects are also related to the victim's socioeconomic status. Findings indicated the need to replace mandatory arrest policies with policies that provide more options and that reflect the findings of recent research
The quality of police education by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The findings of a two-year national study on the problems of U.S. police education are examined in this report of a commission whose members were noted educators, police administrators, and public officials. The following recommendations are among those offered: (1) the majority of federal funds for police higher education should go to programs with broad curricula and well-educated faculty rather than to narrowly technical programs; (2) no college credit should be granted for attending police agency training programs; (3) community colleges should phase out their terminal two-year degree programs in police education; (4) colleges should employ primarily full-time police education teaching staffs, seeking faculty members with Ph. D.s in arts and sciences disciplines; (5) prior criminal justice employment should be neither a requirement nor a handicap in faculty selection; (6) government policies at all levels should encourage educating police officers before they begin their careers. The book examines what subjects should be taught for police careers, who should teach them, who should study them, how colleges should use police education programs, and how police personnel policies should take such programs into account. It also analyzes conflicting views on the impact of higher education for police on individual students and on the overall performance of the police, and offers suggestions for upgrading the quality and making better use of higher education programs. Summaries of consultant reports and lists of participants in the regional public forums are appended. (Lbh)
The Kansas City gun experiment by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Police and violence( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles in this volume discuss efforts by the police to reduce violence in society and the problem of the use of violence by and against the police. The introductory article notes that when police attempt to stop violence, they must often be violent themselves. One paper demonstrates the personal and institutional consequences of the moral dilemmas involved in police work; when police use 'dirty' means to achieve good ends they may lose their sense of moral proportion. Empirical evidence of violence against police is presented. For example, the first systematic analysis of the circumstances surrounding police killings is discussed, and the myth that many officers are killed in family fights is deflated. The practice of arming off-duty police officers is criticized by another contributor as harmful to both police officers and citizens. Ways in which police behavior might be changed to reduce injuries to citizens are suggested in two papers which show how prior decisions can constrain the options an officer has by the time a confrontation develops. Also discussed are police shootings at minorities in Los Angeles. Many contributors point to the need for more research, especially concerning violence against the police. Scarcity of basic data accounts for lack of practical solutions to the problems of violence and police. Footnotes, case studies, and statistical data are included
Police corruption; a sociological perspective by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costs and benefits of preventing crime by Brandon Welsh( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the cost savings from preventing a typical burglary, robbery, assault, or even a criminal career? Who benefits from these savings? How often do the benefits from preventing crime or criminal behavior exceed the resources spent on preventing or controlling crime? Is it more cost-effective to invest in early childhood programs or juvenile boot camps to reduce criminal offending? These are some of the important questions that face policymakers in crime and justice today. Answering them is no easy task. Nevertheless, it is important to provide answers in order to ensure that the dollars devoted to crime reduction are spent as efficiently as possible. The principle aim of Costs and Benefits of Preventing Crime is to report on and assess the present state of knowledge on the monetary costs and benefits of crime prevention programs. Remarkably, this crucial topic has rarely been studied up to the present time. This book examines key methodological issues, reports on the most up-to-date research findings, discusses international policy perspectives, and presents an agenda for future research and policy development on the economic analysis of crime prevention. Throughout, it addresses the important question of how governments should be allocating scarce resources to make crime prevention policy and practice more effective and to produce the greatest economic benefits to society. The book brings together research and perspectives from across North America, Europe, and Australia."--Provided by publisher
Misleading evidence and evidence-led policy : making social science more experimental by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use and usefulness of the social sciences : achievements, disappointments, and promise( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Team policing: seven case studies by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides an examination of team policing approaches in seven cities, analyzing problems experienced in planning, implementation, and evaluation. The concept of team policing is generally intended to strike a new balance between the needs for police centralization for efficiency and community needs for police decentralization in order to increase responsiveness to the problems of citizens. In theory, team policing calls for reorganization of the patrol force to include one or more quasi-autonomous teams, with a joint purpose of improving total police services to a particular neighborhood and increasing job satisfaction of the patrol officers. This study examines team policing as it was experienced in seven cities -- Holyoke, Massachusetts, Richmond, California, Dayton, Syracuse, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York City. Some preliminary indications are given of why team policing has worked better in some cities than in others. The reports, which are subjective accounts by eye-witness researchers, contain a brief background of the city and the department and a description of that particular team program, pinpointing individual successes and shortcomings
Ethics in criminal justice education by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repeat offenders by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling police corruption : the effects of reform policies, summary report by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foresight( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of foresight is as old as recorded societies, as controversial as climate change, as interesting as a murder mystery, and as useful as an umbrella. It is a siren tempting journalists to dash themselves on the rocks of prediction, a competitive sport in which winners may claim high fees for their success-or even failure. Yet the greatest value of foresight is to change our futures, not just to predict them. Foresight embraces more than disengaged claims about what will happen; it can also engage lines of action in which foresight itself causes what happens next-either to confirm its prediction or avoid it"--
Neighborhood safety by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic violence by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighborhood safety : a study guide by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic violence : a study guide by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Evidence-based crime prevention
Preventing crime : what works, what doesn't, what's promising : a report to the United States CongressCosts and benefits of preventing crimeThe use and usefulness of the social sciences : achievements, disappointments, and promise
Alternative Names
Lawrence Sherman

Lawrence W. Sherman amerikansk kriminolog

Sherman, Lawrence.

Sherman, Lawrence 1949-

シャーマン, ローレンス・W.


English (129)

Japanese (1)