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NCJ Number: 160713 Find in a Library
Title: Comparisons in Policing: An International Perspective
Editor(s): J-P Brodeur
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 232
Sponsoring Agency: Avebury Publishing Co
Brookfield, VT 05036
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85972-091-9
Sale Source: Avebury Publishing Co
Old Post Road
Brookfield, VT 05036
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This compilation of papers, initially presented at a 1992 conference on policing systems and police cooperation in Europe, provides an informative perspective on the current state of policing in Europe and compares European and North American policing styles.
Abstract: The papers describe policing in European countries with regard to history, mandate, personnel, structure, accountability, and future trends. Several policing models are differentiated and compared, including the community policing model and other models characterized in terms of their national origin (England, France, and Germany). The crisis facing many police departments is discussed with respect to budget resources, administrative turmoil at the police leadership level, efficient police service delivery, and debate over the true mandate of police organizations. The papers consider the extent to which police departments are held accountable for their actions, police centralization versus decentralization, crime prevention, technological developments in policing, and cooperation with Eastern Europe countries. Public policing is viewed as one tool among many others to achieve the goal of community security, and it is pointed out that the concept of a policing model should not be used normatively as a standard against which to measure other models thought to be less adequate. References, notes, and tables
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Eastern Europe; England; Europe; France; Germany; International cooperation; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; International police activities; Police crime-prevention; Police effectiveness; Police organizational structure; US/foreign comparisons
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