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Problem-oriented policing: operation mantle - a case study

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 190

Paul Williams, Paul White, Michael Teece and Robert Kitto
ISBN 0 642 24212 7 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, February 2001


Problem oriented policing is a method used by the South Australian Police to address specific problems. Operation Mantle was developed to address drug problems and related criminality, and to reduce the incidence and severity of the symptoms. This paper presents the results of Operation Mantle. It indicates that Operation Mantle was successful in arresting the increasing rates of drug specific and drug related crime.