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NCJ Number: 153558 Find in a Library
Title: Community Policing: Program in Criminal Justice Informs Strategies in Policing
Journal: John F. Kennedy School of Government Bulletin  Dated:(Summer 1994)  Pages:10-14
Author(s): S Webb
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Community policing is discussed.
Abstract: This article briefly discusses the research conducted by faculty and researchers of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, the results of which indicate that community policing -- a form of policing that emphasizes partnerships, prevention, and problem solving -- is a strategy whose time has come. Research evidence suggests that reform era policing, a strategy popular during the last 30 years, is no longer working. Researchers used the executive session -- a research tool that organizes a working group of practitioners and academics that meets over the course of several years -- to help to redefine and propose solutions for the no-longer efficient reform era policing. Participants at the Executive Session on Policing in 1985 included police chiefs of major cities, mayors and city managers, leading police academics, the commissioner of Scotland Yard, and the U.S. attorney general. These executives met 12 times over the course of 7 years, working out better ways to use police departments. As a result of these sessions, a series of papers entitled Perspectives on Policing were published jointly by the National Institute of Justice and the Program in Criminal Justice. A survey of the largest police departments receiving this series revealed that more than 50 percent of the police chiefs who received and read this series of publications have used it for training purposes. The experiences of the Wilshire Area police in Los Angeles are discussed. Also included in this article are sidebars discussing fighting police corruption and community policing in New York City.
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community policing; Drug abuse; Juveniles
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