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NCJ Number: 186677 Find in a Library
Title: French Police Reform in the Mirror of Foreign Community Policing; La Reforme Francaise au Miroir des Polices de Proximite Etrangeres (From Les delemmes de la proximite, P 173-183, 2000, Frederic Ocqueteau, ed.)
Author(s): Frederic Ocqueteau
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 11
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 compares police reform in France with the community policing reforms in other countries.
Abstract: The descriptions and evaluations of community policing in a number of European countries reveal contradictory procedures and mixed results in terms of their effectiveness. The interpretation of the degree of proximity between the police and the citizenry, and vice versa, in matters of public security is in constant tension. These conflicts pertain to the selection of targets for peacekeeping in urban areas, i.e., priorities, repression versus problem-solving, or the identification of troublemakers.
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Foreign police; Foreign police/community relations; Police policies and procedures; Police reform
Note: Revue de sciences sociales, No. 39
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