Published Papers, Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Problem-oriented policing: matching the science to the art
Crime Science (2018) 7:14. Published online, 29th October 2018. This paper is an edited version of the Jerry Lee Lecture delivered by Malcolm K. Sparrow at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium in June 2018.
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Crime Science

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Measuring Performance in a Modern Police Organization
New Perspectives in Policing. National Institute of Justice, Washington D.C. & The Program in Criminal Justice Policy & Management, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. March 2015.
National Institute of Justice
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Managing the Boundary Between Public and Private Policing
New Perspectives in Policing. National Institute of Justice, Washington D.C. & The Program in Criminal Justice Policy & Management, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. September 2014.
National Institute of Justice
HKS Program on Criminal Justice Policy & Management

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"Foreword" in Financial Supervision in the 21st Century, A. Joanne Kellerman, Jakob de Haan & Femke de Vries (eds.), Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2013. pp v - ix.
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Unravelling a Risk-Management Challenge
Chapter 3, in Ports in a Storm: Public Management in a Turbulent World, John D. Donahue & Mark H. Moore (eds.), Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC, 2012. pp25-54.
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Crime Control through a Regulatory Approach: Joining the Regulatory Fold
Invited Policy Essay, Criminology & Public Policy, Vol. 11, Issue 2, May 2012. pp345-359.
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Governing Science
New Perspectives in Policing. National Institute of Justice, Washington D.C. & The Program in Criminal Justice Policy & Management, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. January 2011.
National Institute of Justice
HKS Program on Criminal Justice Policy & Management

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"One Week in Heron City" Cases (A), (B), & Teaching Note
New Perspectives in Policing. National Institute of Justice, Washington D.C. & The Program in Criminal Justice Policy & Management, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. September 2009. The Teaching Note is not available online, but is available (free) upon request from the HKS Program on Criminal Justice Policy & Management. Contact: Brian_Welch@harvard.edu
National Institute of Justice: "One Week in Heron City: Part A"
National Institute of Justice: "One Week in Heron City: Part B"
HKS Program on Criminal Justice Policy & Management
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Fraud in the U.S. Health Care System: Exposing the Vulnerabilities of Automated Payment Systems
[invited paper] Social Research: An International Quarterly of the Social Sciences, Vol. 75, No. 4, Winter 2008. pp1151-1180
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Corruption in Health Care Systems: The American Experience
In Global Corruption Report 2006: Special Focus: Corruption & Health, Transparency International, Berlin, Germany. 2006. pp16-22
Transparency International
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Fraud Control in the Health Care Industry: Assessing the State of the Art
Research in Brief, National Institute of Justice, Washington D.C., February 1999
Reprinted in: Readings in White-Collar Crime, David Shichor, Larry Gaines & Richard Ball, eds. Waveland Press. Prospect Heights, Illinois, 2002
National Institute of Justice
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Health Care Fraud Control: Understanding the Challenge
Journal of Insurance Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 2. November 1996. pp86-96
AAIMedicine
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Innovation in Policing: From Production Lines to Jobs Shops
Mark H. Moore, Malcolm K. Sparrow & William Spelman, in Innovation in American Government: Challenges, Opportunities and Dilemmas, Alan A. Altshuler and Robert D. Behn (eds.), Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. 1997. pp274-298
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The State of the Fraud Control Game; and the Impact of Electronic Claims Processing on Fraud and Fraud Control
1994 International Symposium on Criminal Justice Information Systems and Technology. Sponsored by SEARCH/BJA. Washington D.C. August 1994. Proceedings.
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Information Management in Support of Emerging Strategies of Policing
1994 International Symposium on Criminal Justice Information Systems and Technology. Sponsored by SEARCH/BJA. Washington D.C. August 1994. Proceedings.
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Measuring AFIS Matcher Accuracy: Statistical Considerations & Benchmarking Principles
Police Chief. Volume LXI, No.4. April 1994. pp147-151
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Integrating Distinct Managerial Styles: The Challenge for Police Leadership
American Journal of Police, Volume 12, No.2, 1992. pp1-16
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Informing Enforcement
Informatization and the Public Sector, Vol.2, 1992. pp197-212
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Complaints Against Police and Departmental Management: Making the Connection
Police Chief, International Association of Chiefs of Police. Gaithersburg, Maryland. Vol. LIX, No. 8, August 1992. pp65-78
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (Abstract)
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A Linear Algorithm for Computing Automorphic Equivalence Classes: The Numerical Signatures Approach
Social Networks, Vol. 15, 1993. pp151-170
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Information Systems and the Development of Policing
Perspectives on Policing, No. 16. National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice,
Washington D.C., March 1993
National Institute of Justice
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Network Vulnerabilities and Strategic Intelligence
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Volume 5, No.3, Fall 1991 (Published July 1992) pp255-274
Reprinted in: Criminal Detection and the Psychology of Crime, David V. Canter and Laurence J. Alison, eds. Dartmouth Publishing. Aldershot, England, 1997. pp461-484
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Simson.net
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The Application of Network Analysis to Criminal Intelligence: An Assessment of the Prospects
Social Networks, Vol. 13, No.3, September 1991. pp251-274
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From Data Warehouse to Information Craft Shop: The Changing Shape of Information Support for Environmental Protection
Environment International, Vol. 18, 1992. pp3-9
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Information Systems: Helping or Hindering the Evolution of Policing
Police Chief. International Association of Chiefs of Police. Gaithersburg, Maryland. Vol. LVIII, No.4, April 1991. pp26-44
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Implementing Community Policing
Perspectives on Policing, No. 9, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C., December 1988.
Reprinted in: Community Oriented Policing & Problem Solving, California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office, Crime Prevention Center. November 1992. pp49-58.
Reprinted in: The Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations, Stan Stojkovic, John Klofas & David Kalinich, eds. Waveland Press. Prospect Heights, Illinois. 1994
National Institute of Justice
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Topological Coordinate Systems: Applications in Latent Mark Matching and Image Retrieval
Malcolm K. SPARROW and Penelope J. SPARROW, International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, August 1986. Proceedings pp235-243.
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A Topological Approach to the Matching of Single Fingerprints: Development of Algorithms for Use on Latent Fingermarks
Malcolm K. SPARROW and Penelope J. SPARROW, National Bureau of Standards Special Publication no. 500-126. National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, October 1985.
National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST)
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A Topological Approach to the Matching of Single Fingerprints: Development of Algorithms for Use on Rolled Impressions
Malcolm K. SPARROW and Penelope J. SPARROW, National Bureau of Standards Special Publication no. 500-124. National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, May 1985.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): Abstract
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Topological Coding of Single Fingerprints for Automated Comparison
Malcolm K. SPARROW and Penelope J. SPARROW, Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. May 1985. Proceedings pp149-157.
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Digital Coding of Single Fingerprints--A New Approach for the Computer Age
Journal of Police Science and Administration, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Vol X, No.2, June 1982, pp 206-217.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): Abstract
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