This is an overview of the history and development of enforcement theories underlying the operational model entitled, “Data-Driven Approaches to Crime, and Traffic Safety” (DDACTS). One of the key elements of the DDACTS model is linking the strategy and tactics of traffic enforcement to the prevention of non-traffic crime. Data confirms that the application of high-visibility traffic enforcement is a proven and effective countermeasure that addresses both crime and traffic crashes whether they occur simultaneously or independently in time and/or location.
Author: Alexander Weiss, Ph.D.
Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA, NIJ, US Department of Transportation
Publication Date: July 2013