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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorHiorns, Bruce
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:17:43Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:17:43Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44581
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe Massachusetts State Police Special Projects Team instituted a new strategy named Counter Criminal Continuum (C3) Policing late in 2009 in an attempt to address the escalation of gang-related violence in the North End of Springfield. The perceived success of this initiative has prompted calls for its expansion into other high-crime areas of the city. However, there is an undercurrent of concern among critics of the military nexus in social science research and application; they warn that applying a counterinsurgency approach in domestic law enforcement, regardless of how it is labeled, risks casting local communities as hostile populations. Therefore, a current and objective analysis of the true effect of the C3 counterinsurgency inspired policing strategy is needed before its planned expansion. Research for this thesis utilized a single case study limited to quality-of-life indicators before and after the implementation of C3 for the gang-related problem. The advantage of this control is that the data spanned from 2007–2014 as C3 commenced in the fall of 2009. The review of quantitative data collected from various police and city sources revealed a neighborhood trending in a positive direction since the implementation of C3, but that not all indicators across the board were able to support this conclusion.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of C3 counterinsurgency-inspired policing and the flip side of the coinen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorCOINen_US
dc.subject.authorgangsen_US
dc.subject.authorSpringfielden_US
dc.subject.authorMassachusettsen_US
dc.subject.authorMassachusetts State Policeen_US
dc.subject.authorterroristen_US
dc.subject.authorC3en_US
dc.subject.authorCounter Criminal Continuumen_US
dc.subject.authortruancyen_US
dc.subject.authordelinquencyen_US
dc.subject.authorcrimeen_US
dc.subject.authorgraffitien_US
dc.subject.authorlitteren_US
dc.subject.authorcommunity policingen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Massachusetts State Policeen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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