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Community Policing : Can It Work?

Community Policing : Can It Work? - 04 edition

Community Policing : Can It Work? - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780534625054

ISBN10: 0534625053

Community Policing : Can It Work? by Wesley G. Skogan - ISBN 9780534625054
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
International: No
Community Policing : Can It Work? by Wesley G. Skogan - ISBN 9780534625054

ISBN13: 9780534625054

ISBN10: 0534625053

Edition: 04

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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 supplement 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.

Author Bio

Skogan, Wesley G. : Northwestern University

Wesley G. Skogan is a political scientist and faculty associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. He directs an evaluation of Chicago's community policing initiative. He chairs the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Police Policies and Practices.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Forward (Jeremy Travis).
About The Authors.
Introduction (Wesley K. Skogan And Jeffrey A. Roth).


1. Trends in the Adoption of Community Policing (Jeffrey A. Roth, Jan Roehl, and Calvin Johnson).
2. Community Policing and Organization Change (Jack R. Greene).


3. Representing the Community in Community Policing (Wesley K. Skogan).


4. Can Police Adapt: Tracking the Effects of Organizational Reform over Six Year s (Dennis P. Rosenbaum and Deanna L. Wilkinson).
5. Working the Street: Does Community Policing Matter (William Terrill and Steph en D. Mastrofski).
6. Diving Into Quicksand: Program Implementation and Police Subcultures (Richard L. Wood, Mariah Davis, and Amelia Rouse).


7. Community Policing and Problem Solving (Nick Tilley).
8. Why Don't Problems Get Solved? (John E. Eck).
9. Community Policing and the Quality of Neighborhood Life (Roger B. Parks and Michael D. Reisig).