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NCJ Number: 186673 Find in a Library
Title: Proximity Policing in Spain: An Unfinished Transformation; L'Usage de la Notion de Police de Proximite en Espagne Indice D'Une Mutation Inachevee (From Les delemmes de la proximite, P 77-101, 2000, Frederic Ocqueteau, ed.)
Author(s): Jerome Ferret; Philippe Maffre
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Secutite Interieure
Paris 75015, France
Sale Source: Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Secutite Interieure
19, rue Peclet
Paris 75015,
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: This article examines the evolution of community policing in Spain, identifying changes that have occurred up to the time of the writing of the article.
Abstract: The authors distinguish between two concurrent applications of the concept of "proximity." This is a concept of "community" claimed by the basque and catalan autonomous police forces and an approach in terms of "proximity" developed by the state police force. Beyond this apparently technical distinction, each party is staking a claim to be responsible for its own territory. This article analyzes the Policia 2000 reform as an attempt by the "center" to control the "periphery." It is also an opportunity to observe a severance with traditional police cultures and an experimentation with new management techniques. 24 references
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Foreign police; Foreign police/community relations; Police reform; Problem-Oriented Policing; Spain
Note: Revue de sciences sociales, No. 39
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