My interest in hot spots of crime goes back to qualitative work that I conducted before finishing my dissertation at Yale. Indeed, one might say that my pursuit of what was later to be termed crime and place (Eck & Weisburd, 1996) or the criminology of place (Sherman, Gartin, & Buerger, 1989; Weisburd, Groff, & Yang, 2012) came as an accident. In my acceptance speech for the Stockholm Prize in 2010 I noted paraphrasing a well-known book at the time (which was titled, All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten; Fulghum, 2004) that everything I needed to know about hot spots of crime I learned in the 72nd precinct in New York City (1984–1985).
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Envisioning Criminology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Researchers on Research as a Process of Discovery|
|Editors||Michael D. Maltz, Stephen K. Rice|
|State||Published - 2015|