Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Sociology - Criminology and Law Enforcement

Research Sponsor

Dr. David Licate

First Reader

Dr. Terrence O'Sullivan

Second Reader

Dr. Matthew Lee


The Standard Model of Policing is the original method of crime control put into place to increase the effectiveness of policing. However, there have been questions about whether or not the standard model has proven to be of any real effect. Since that time, researchers have sought a different model of policing that would prove more effective in crime reduction. This research seeks to analyze whether or not the methods developed are actually shown to be effective, through their study.