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Police in the Community: Strategies for the 21st Century / Edition 2

Police in the Community: Strategies for the 21st Century / Edition 2

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By focusing on the dual themes of community/police collaboration and problem-oriented policing, this text focuses on police involvement and interaction with the communities they serve. It explores the practical strategies of community policing as well as the philosophy behind the community policing movement. The text gives a historical perspective to community policing, examines it as a philosophy, and introduces the skills criminal justice professionals need to implement an effective community policing program.

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ISBN-13: 9780534537890
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/28/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 614
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: AN OVERVIEW. 1. The Evolution of Community Policing. 2. The Role of the Police. 3. The Community. 4. Problem-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving. 5. Implementing Community Policing. SECTION TWO: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND TRUST. 6. Basic Interpersonal Skills—One-on-One. 7. Finding Common Ground: Diversity and Community Policing. 8. Connecting with Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly. 9. Building Bridges with Youths and Gang Members. 10. Interacting with Victims and Witnesses. 11. Forming Partnerships with the Media. SECTION THREE: COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE FIELD: COORDINATED STRATEGIES. 12. Early Experiments in Crime Prevention and the Evolution of Community Policing Strategies. 13. Understanding and Preventing Violence. 14. Focus on Youths. 15. Community Policing, Crime and Drugs. 16. What Research Tells Us and a Look to the Future. Epilogue. Glossary. Author Index. Subject Index.

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