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NCJ Number: 149831 Find in a Library
Title: Challenge of Community Policing: Testing the Promise
Editor(s): D P Rosenbaum
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 336
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-5444-1
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The chapters in this book attempt to document the policies and practices that represent the most current operational definitions of community policing in various communities around the world.
Abstract: The first section presents a theoretical framework intended to guide researchers, policymakers, and police managers in their efforts to evaluate community policing programs in terms of effectiveness, equity, and efficiency. The second section of the book presents results of studies assessing community policing programs implemented in various cities across the U.S. and Canada. The third section provides an in-depth analysis of how individual police agencies have confronted key issues and obstacles relating to organizational reform during program development and implementation. The chapters comprising the fourth section focus on the impact of community policies in neighborhoods and on individual citizens. The two chapters in the fifth section examine the track record of community policing in Canada and Great Britain. In the sixth section, leading scholars and community experts discuss key issues and concerns about community policing at this point in the reform movement. The final section explores the challenges for the future of the movement. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): Community policing; Foreign police
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