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NCJ Number: 137498 Find in a Library
Title: Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective
Author(s): R Trojanowicz; B Bucqueroux
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 479
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-875-5
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for government policymakers, administrators, community leaders, and concerned citizens, this book attempts to start a dialogue about community policing and to help police contend with the exciting and daunting challenge posed by this new approach.
Abstract: The first section establishes the framework within which community policing is discussed. The community policing revolution is described, followed by an overview of the history of community policing. The second section examines the impact of community policing on crime and disorder, and on the fear of crime, particularly among high- risk groups including women and the elderly. Current research on the effectiveness of community policing is reviewed and models of community policing are discussed. A separate chapter covers the early experience of Flint, Michigan police foot patrols that evolved into a nationwide community policing movement. The approaches of community policing toward special populations including juveniles, youth gangs, the homeless, minorities, undocumented aliens, and students, and toward special problems, specifically drug law offenses, are thoroughly examined. The final section sets forth the authors' views toward the future of community policing. Descriptions of community policing programs in nine cities are included.
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Fear of crime; History of policing; Police effectiveness; Policing innovation
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