Community policing has been a buzzword in Anglo-American policing for the last two decades, somewhat vague in its definition but generally considered to be a good thing. In the UK the notion of community policing conveys a consensual policing style, offering an alternative to past public order and crimefighting styles. In the US community policing represents the dominant ideology of policing as reflected in a myriad of urban schemes and funding practices, the new orthodoxy in North American policing policy-making, strategies and tactic. But it has also become a massive export to non-western societies where it has been adopted in many countries, in the face of scant evidence of its appropriateness in very different contexts and surroundings.
- critical analysis of concept of community policing worldwide
- assesses evidence for its effectiveness, especially in the USA and UK
- highlights often inappropriate export of community policing models to failed and transitional societies.
Table of Contents
1. Globalising Community-oriented Policing Part 1: Community Policing − Models and Critiques 2. Community-oriented Policing − the Anglo-American Model 3. Anglo-American Community Policing − Ten Myths 4. Community Policing on the Asian Pacific Rim 5. Aspects of Community Policing in the European Union and in Western Europe Part 2: Community Policing in Transitional and Failed Societies 6. South Africa: The Failure of Community Policing 7. Community Policing in Transitional Societies 8. Community Policing in Failed Societies 9. Creating Community Policing in Northern Ireland 10. Community Policing and Democratic Policing