Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective, 8th Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of the philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. The first textbook of its kind, Community Policing delineates this progressive approach, combining the accrued wisdom and experience of its established authors with the latest research-based insights to help students apply what is on the page to the world beyond.
The book extends the road map presented by Robert Trojanowicz, the father of community policing, and brings it into contemporary focus. The text has been revised throughout to include the most current developments in the field, including discussions of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and "Spotlight on Community Policing Practice" features that focus on real-life community policing programs in various cities as well as problem-solving case studies. Also assisting the reader in understanding the material are Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Discussion Questions, in addition to numerous links to resources outside the text. A glossary and an appendix, "The Ten Principles of Community Policing," further enhance learning of the material.
An excellent resource for any undergraduate Policing curriculum, this textbook is also suitable for introducing graduate students to the principles of community policing.
1. The Idea of Community Policing
2. A History of Communities and Policing
3. The Changing Meaning of Community
4. The Police and Community Perception
5. Managing and Implementing Community Policing
6. Community Policing and Crime
7. Community Policing and Fear of Crime
8. Problem Solving and Policing Problem Spaces
9. Community Crime Prevention
10. Community Policing and Drugs
11. Community Policing and Distinct Populations
12. Toward a New Breed of Police Officer
13. Community Policing at the Crossroads
The 10 Principles of Community Policing
Glossary and Index