Successful police problem-solving: a practice guide


The problem-solving process helps work out what to do, who needs to do it and how to get them involved. This brief guide, drawing on extensive research and experience, aims to go further than most other guides currently held within our individual police forces. It seeks to increase understanding and provide a wider range of techniques to help you become better problem-solvers and consequently better police officers. It will also point you towards further sources of sound advice in relation to specific issues.

Matt Ashby
Matt Ashby
Lecturer in Crime Science

I am a lecturer in crime science at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London (UCL). I am interested in crime analysis – particularly how crime concentrates in time and space – in crime prevention and in transport crime.