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NCJ Number: 114215 Find in a Library
Title: Corporate Strategies for Policing
Author(s): M H Moore; R C Trojanowicz
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Harvard University
John F Kennedy School of Government
Program in Criminal Justice Policy Management
United States
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Harvard University
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: For the last 50 years a corporate strategy has dominated policing that might best be characterized as professional crime-fighting.
Abstract: This strategy carried police from a world of amateurism, lawlessness, and political vulnerability to one of professionalism, integrity, and political independence. However, this strategy has some basic weaknesses including a reliance on reactive tactics, an inability to prevent crime, and isolation from the community. In response to these weaknesses newer conceptions of policing have developed. Strategic policing seeks improvements to professional crime fighting by emphasizing directed patrol, decoy operations, and sting operations. The police response is broader, more proactive, and more sophisticated. Problem-solving policing focuses on discovering offenses and prosecuting offenders by considering community conditions that might contribute to crime. Community policing emphasizes the creation of an effective working partnership between the community and police. Compared to the previous corporate strategy, these strategies demand more effective intelligence and investigative techniques, greater diagnostic skills and a broader repertoire of responses to problems, and a more varied set of interactions with individuals and groups within communities. 32 notes.
Main Term(s): Police organizational structure
Index Term(s): Community policing; Police deaths; Police policies and procedures
Note: Perspectives on Policing, No. 6, November 1988
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