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NCJ Number: 201829 Find in a Library
Title: Community Policing: Can it Work
Editor(s): Wesley G. Skogan
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 265
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-62505-3
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
20 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book focuses on the feasibility and effectiveness of community policing.
Abstract: Chapter 1 draws on a survey conducted in 2000 to describe 1995-98 trends in agencies’ implementation of community policing for 1995-2000. Chapter 2 examines how American law enforcement has changed in light of 15 years of discussion on community and problem-oriented policing. Chapter 3 discusses how the public becomes involved in community policing. Chapter 4 questions whether police can adapt to community policing and describes the effects of organizational reform. In Chapter 5, the implications of community policing for coercion by police are discussed. Chapter 6 explores the fragmentation of traditional police culture and analyzes the reception of community policing across police subcultures. Chapter 7 looks at ways problem-oriented policing has been drawn into community policing. In Chapter 8, the discussion focuses on the problems of police and the limits of problem-oriented policing. Chapter 9 provides evidence to support the claim that various reforms, such as partnering with residents and taking officers out of their cars and putting them in closer contact with residents, can produce positive outcomes. Index
Main Term(s): Community policing; Policing innovation
Index Term(s): Police effectiveness; Police resource allocation; Police subculture; Police-citizen interactions; Problem-Oriented Policing; Psychology of law enforcement
Note: Wadsworth Professionalism in Policing Series
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