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NCJ Number: 121253 Find in a Library
Title: Utility of Community Needs Surveys in Community Policing
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(Summer 1989)  Pages:73-81
Author(s): O Marenin
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 9
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Community policing seeks to involve the community in defining and carrying out policing tasks.
Abstract: To properly serve the needs of a community such needs must be known. Needs surveys are a common technique for doing so. General objections to the utility data from a needs survey, it is argued that such surveys are not very useful in defining goals and strategies for the police but do convey political benefits which may help improve police-community relations. 4 notes, 27 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Community involvement
Index Term(s): Needs assessment; Police community relations
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