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NCJ Number: 134800 Find in a Library
Title: Policing and the Community
Editor(s): P Willmott
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Policy Studies Institute
London, NW1 3SR, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-85374-368-1
Sale Source: Policy Studies Institute
100 Park Village East
London, NW1 3SR,
United Kingdom
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: These 5 papers discuss the development of community policing as part of a more general trend to introduce the concepts of community into policy and practice in a variety of areas related to social welfare in Great Britain.
Abstract: These concepts represent a reaction against the scale and remoteness of many of the institutions of contemporary society and demonstrate the belief that people want and are able to contribute to the solution of their problems. Individual papers review the experience of community policing in terms of two major initiatives (more foot patrol and the encouragement of community crime prevention programs) and examine the relationship between police work and the informal policing carried out by citizens and local business people. Other papers describe the composition and characteristic development of local advisory committees, argue that crime prevention should be led by local governments rather than by the police, and present results of recent research indicating that the use of community policing ideas has made little difference or has not produced the intended results. Chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Citizen advisory committees; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign police; Informal social control; Police effectiveness; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Papers presented at a seminar at Police Studies Institute, London, England, October 1986; PSI Discussion Paper No. 16
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