Before embarking on a discussion of the problems of complex problem solving we need to clarify how we are defining the word “problem.” There are many definitions. David Bayley, a well-known writer on the police force and its future, describes problem solving by the police as a study of the conditions that leads to calls for their services, the drawing up of plans to correct these conditions, and the evaluation and implementation of remedial actions.1 This is in contrast to what he sees as the usual practice of handling crimes as if they were isolated events.
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