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Community Policing : Can It Work? - 04 edition

by Wesley G. Skogan

Community Policing : Can It Work? (ISBN10: 0534625053; ISBN13: 9780534625054)
ISBN13: 978-0534625054
ISBN10: 0534625053

Summary: This reader is the long-awaited culmination of the most extensive study of the efficacy of community policing, funded by the National Institute of Justice. The readings in this book cover all aspects of community policing, from management to implementation and public perception.

Features :

  • This definitive study of the efficacy of community policing is concise enough to be used as a supplemen moret in a variety of courses, but is also appropriate to be used as a main text in community policing courses.
  • The unparalleled collection of contributors to this text includes Jeremy Travis, Jack R. Greene, John E. Eck, Stephen D. Mastrofski, Dennis P. Rosenbaum, and Jeffrey A. Roth, among others.
  • The Introduction to this text, written by Wesley K. Skogan and Jeffrey A. Roth, has been carefully crafted to provide a context and framework for the readings.
  • This book debates the question, "Community Policing: Can It Work" with an impressive array of surveys, case studies, field observations, and statistical data. Readers should pay attention to how the various authors address this question, for they point the way for future research that will resolve this issue.
  • Chapter 1, "Trends in the Adoption of Community Policing," and Chapter 2, "Community Policing and Organization Change" address evidence of the extent to which community policing has actually been adopted around the United States.
  • Chapter 3, "Representing the Community in Community Policing," examines the role of the community in community policing.
  • Part III, "Will Police Officers Buy In?" addresses the impact of community policing on police officers.
  • Chapters 7, "Community Policing and Problem Solving," and 8, "Why Don't Problems Get Solved?" review the many obstacles to solving the community's problems, one with skepticism and one with ambivalence.
  • Chapter 9, "Community Policing and the Quality of Neighborhood Life" concludes that community policing can work. less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 06/09/2003
International: No

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