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Title: Community Policing - Proceedings, August 2-3, 1984
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Editor(s): J Morgan
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: These papers from a 1984 seminar discuss community policing in Japan, Singapore, and New Zealand; a planned police community approach to effective crime prevention; community perspectives on policing; and implications for community policing in Australia.
Abstract: Focusing on community policing in Japan and Singapore, one paper reviews some of the most notable experiments in community policing from several countries and identifies the criteria for community policing success. A presentation devoted to community policing in New Zealand identifies the 'community constable' as the core of that country's community-based, self-help programs and describes examples of such programs; these include the Neighborhood Support Group, the Neighborhood Watch Program, the New Zealand Police School Liaison Program, the New Zealand Youth Aid Section, and the Law Related Education Program. The presentation of the planned approach to effective crime prevention examines the Australian experience with police community involvement and makes suggestions for developing this police approach. Another paper considers some of the implications of the move toward community policing for the accountability and control of the policing function. The report on community perspectives presents some of the findings of three Australian studies which focused on the community's perception of the quality of policing, including what certain sectors of the community think of the police, i.e., levels of respect, changes in police practices that would enhance police/community relations, and the types of contacts they have with the police. The final presenter summarizes the seminar proceedings.
Index Term(s): Australia; Block watch; Citizen patrols; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Japan; New Zealand; Police community relations programs; Police crime-prevention; Police planning; Public Opinion of the Police; Singapore
Note: AIC Seminar. Proceedings number 4.
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