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1st Edition

Community Policing

ISBN 9781843920052
Published April 1, 2005 by Willan
272 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Mike Brogden, Preeti Nijhar


'This is an enlightening and stimulating book which is exciting considerable interest and will be influential for some time to come.'Tom Williamson (from a review in British Society of Criminology Newsletter, no. 58, September 2005)