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Title: Angels in Marble: Problems in Stimulating Community Involvement in Community Policing
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:40  Issue:3  Dated:special issue (July 1994)  Pages:437-468
Author(s): R M Grinc
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 91-DD-CX-0012
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In 1990, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarded grants to eight urban and suburban police departments to establish innovative, community policing/drug demand reduction projects.
Abstract: Jurisdictions receiving BJA grants were located in California, Texas, Kentucky, New York, Virginia, Oregon, Maryland, and Arizona. The jurisdictions developed diverse community policing initiatives, but shared certain common features: heavy street enforcement activity, focus on drug demand reduction in targeted communities, and creation of partnerships with community groups and public and private agencies. Projects varied in design and implementation but encountered the same implementation problems. The most perplexing problem was the police department's inability to organize and maintain active community involvement in projects. Despite the apparent popularity of the community policing approach, the author concludes that community residents may not want closer interaction with the police or the responsibility for maintaining social control. 34 references and 8 notes
Main Term(s): Municipal police
Index Term(s): Arizona; California; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community policing; Crime prevention measures; Drug prevention programs; Kentucky; Maryland; Model programs; New York; Oregon; Police community relations; Texas; Virginia
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