skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 158460 Find in a Library
Title: Influence of Community in Community Policing in the Twenty- First Century (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 116-127, 1996, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): M J Palmiotto
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the evolution of the concept of community policing over the past 20 years, and directions for its development into the next century.
Abstract: Community policing has been an outgrowth of the intuitive realization, supported by empirical evidence, that increasing the number of police officers and other concentrated police efforts have not reduced crime rates nor increased the proportion of crime solved, and that instead, the crime rates and rates of other social problems such as drug use continue to increase. Community-oriented policing signifies a shift away from centralization and control of the line officer and signals the need for a more flexible and democratic police organizational structure. The article discusses the influence that the surrounding community can exert on police agencies through citizen police academies, community advisory councils, citizen oversight, and police privatization. 13 references
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Future of policing
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.