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NCJ Number: 228832 Find in a Library
Title: When Policing Doesn't Pay
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:36  Issue:9  Dated:September 2009  Pages:54,56,58
Author(s): Rebecca Kanable
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the potential and effectiveness of private entities sharing the responsibility of public safety problems.
Abstract: The question arises as to who should bear the cost of a crime problem, and should the cost be borne primarily by police responding to crimes or should the cost be borne by businesses and private entities taking crime prevention measures. Today's economy should compel agencies to rethink the public's expectations of police service. Law enforcement is strongly encouraged to think more about and consider how to get others to do things that are in the best interests of controlling crime. The methods for convincing others to accept responsibility range from education to civil action. The investment will prove valuable when dollars can be reallocated to address a problem only police officers can respond to effectively and efficiently.
Main Term(s): Police effectiveness
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community support; Police community relations; Private sector civic involvement; Private sector-government cooperation; Public agencies
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