Targeting Offenders (April 2012)

The Smart Policing Initiative presented a webinar on  "Targeting Offenders". Scott Decker, Ph.D., the Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, and a Subject Matter Expert with the SPI Team, facilitated this online seminar. He touched on how to identify high risk offenders; how to implement targeting strategies and related challenges and prospects, and how research and technology can be applied to targeting offenders. 

You can download the slides from this presentation here.


You may wish to read one or more of the following resources in advance of viewing our webinar:

  • Policy is in the details: Using external validity to help policy makers by John E. Eck.
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods Case Study: Promising Violence Reduction Initiatives by Edmund F. McGarrell, Natalie Kroovand Hipple, Timothy S. Bynum, Heather Perez, and Karie Gregory.
  • 8% Problem Study Findings: Exploratory Research Findings and Implications for Problem Solutions by Gwen A. Kurz and Louis E. Moore of the Orange County, CA Probation Department.