The Problem with Crime Problem-Solving: Towards a Second Generation Pop?
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

In his 2018 Stockholm prize winner lecture, Goldstein highlighted the need for problem-oriented policing (POP) to be not only effective but also fair. Contributing to the development of POP, this study examines how a wider perspective on problem-solving generally, and scoping in particular, can be adopted to address some of the growing challenges in 21st century policing. We demonstrate that the concept of ‘problem’ was too narrowly defined and that, as a result, many problem-solving models found in criminology are ill-structured to minimize the negative side-effects of interventions and deliver broader benefits. Problem-solving concepts and models are compared across disciplines and recommendations are made to improve POP, drawing on examples in architecture, conservation science, industrial ecology and ethics.


Hervé Borrion

University of the Arts London

University College London (UCL)

Dalal Alrajeh

Imperial College London

Aiduan Li Borrion

University College London (UCL)

Paul Ekblom

University College London (UCL)

Daniel Koch

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsdesign

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Aidan Keane

University of Edinburgh

Timothy Mitchener-Nissen

Trilateral Research

Sonia Toubaline

Université Paris-Dauphine

British Journal of Criminology

0007-0955 (ISSN) 1464-3529 (eISSN)

Vol. 60 1 219-240


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