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NCJ Number: 120597 Find in a Library
Title: Community Policing
Author(s): R Trojanowicz; B Bucqueroux
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 458
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: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Community policing broadens the police mandate beyond a narrow focus on fighting crime, to include efforts that also address fear of crime, social and physical disorder, and neighborhood decay.
Abstract: Community policing is the first major reform in policing since police departments embraced scientific management principles more than a half-century ago, embodying a new organizational strategy that allows police departments to decentralize police service. The effectiveness of community policing has not been determined due to the number of variables in the rise and fall of overall crime rates. However, this approach can be credited with reducing the overall fear of crime by embracing proactive efforts to address social and physical disorder. Community policing enables patrol officers to be more sensitive to community concerns, and to act as partners rather than experts with all the answers. Index.
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Police community relations programs; Police effectiveness; Police research
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