Law enforcement agencies use offender-based policing strategies to address crime by focusing resources and efforts on the small percentage of persons committing the greatest percentage of crimes. These "focused deterrence" or "pulling levers" strategies rely on research that has shown that a relatively small number of offenders are responsible for a large number of the crimes that are committed. Focused deterrence/pulling levers strategies are policing strategies that follow the core principles of deterrence theory.
Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA
Provider: Violence Reduction Network
Publication Date: 2015