Why getting tough on crime in hot spots may not be the answer

The London School of Economics wrote about Eric Piza’s article in our special issue of Criminal Justice Policy Review on their blog. This post, Why Getting Tough on Crime in Hot Spots  may not be the Answer,  highlights the findings from Piza’s article, mainly that  police officer ‘guardian actions’ may have had a stronger effect on crime prevention than more punitive ‘enforcement actions’.