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NCJ Number: 154782 Find in a Library
Title: Eying the Doughnut: Community Policing and Progressive Reform
Journal: American Journal of Police  Volume:12  Issue:4  Dated:(1993)  Pages:1-17
Author(s): S Mastrofski
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 17
Type: Book Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This review critiques a book that addresses the current state of policing and that looks to a future vision of policing based on professionalism and new organizational values.
Abstract: Book authors Sparrow, Moore, and Kennedy argue that police officers deal with crime, disorder, and social decay using outdated structures, tactics, and strategies. They believe police agencies should replace the old era with community policing strategies and new organizational values that emphasize openness and public accountability. The authors contend that close working relationships between police and the community can improve crime control effectiveness and efficiency. The critique of the book assesses the merits of community policing, looks at ways of implementing community policing, and examines community policing in the context of politics and police reform. The critique concludes that the value of community policing must be evaluated in light of each police agency's goals. 14 references and 3 notes
Main Term(s): Police effectiveness
Index Term(s): Community policing; Police community relations; Police reform; Policing innovation
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