"In the United States, false alarms account for 10 to 25 percent of all calls to the police. In this problem-oriented guide for police, author Rana Sampson explores the problem of false burglar alarms and presents alternative strategies to address the false alarm dilemma. The guide begins by reviewing the factors that increase the risk of false burglar alarms. It then identifies a series of questions that might assist law enforcement address their local problem of false burglar alarms. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about them from evaluative research and police practice. (2nd Edition)"
Problem-Oriented Guides for Police, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 5
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