Targeting Offenders (May 2013)

The Smart Policing Initiative presented a webinar on “Targeting Offenders” on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern Time. Scott Decker, Ph.D., Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, and a Subject Matter Expert with the SPI Team, facilitated an online seminar on Targeting Offenders. He led a discussion and learning session, touching on logistical aspects of developing and maintaining targeted offender lists, examples of how other departments have incorporated such lists into their crime control initiatives, and some suggestions regarding maintaining the target offender strategy once it is initiated.

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.
  • Problem Study Findings: Exploratory Research Findings and Implications for Problem Solutions by Gwen A. Kurz and Louis E. Moore of the Orange Cotuny, CA Probation Department.