"Cruising is a pastime largely confined to downtown areas, often referred to as 'unnecessary repetitive driving.' This guide provides a general discussion of the problem of cruising and reviews the factors that contribute to it. The guide also identifies questions law enforcement should ask when dealing with a cruising problem, proposes numerous responses to the problem, and identifies ways to measure the effectiveness of responses to the problem."
Problem-Oriented Guides for Police, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 29
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/