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Global Community Policing

Problems and Challenges, 1st Edition

Edited by Arvind Verma, Dilip K. Das, Manoj Abraham


290 pages

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In nations all over the world, community policing has been found extremely beneficial in improving public confidence in the police. Community-oriented policing and police-citizen cooperation is now the accepted framework for all progressive police departments. Drawn from the proceedings at the 2010 International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) in Kerala, India and other IPES sources, Global Community Policing: Problems and Challenges presents new insights into this policing model and a critical appraisal of successes and challenges in various jurisdictions across the globe.

The book begins with a chapter on how governments can design, implement, and support community policing based on lessons learned from history. Next, it explores research findings and pilot programs for community policing in eight different regions from Sweden to South Africa. Topics addressed include police safety, female empowerment, the impact of emotional intelligence on community policing, predatory leadership, operational challenges, interactions between police and persons with mental illness, and civilian policing. The book examines ways of measuring the success of police policies through citizen surveys and other methods. It also discusses Operation Weed and Seed, a community policing initiative in the United States.

A valuable resource for researchers and practitioners of community-oriented policing, this book demonstrates how the practices and even some of the principles guiding the framework of community policing vary greatly across jurisdictions. By reviewing the benefits and challenges inherent in this innovative policing model, police administrators can devise systems that best meet the needs of their communities.

Table of Contents

Community Policing: Theoretical Problems and Operational Issues. The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Community Policing in Democratic Nigeria: Agenda Setting for National Development. Police e Mardumi: Indigenous District-Level Civilian Policing in Afghanistan. The National Challenge on Increase in Crime: Comprehensive Initiatives on Crime Reduction in Japan. A Study on Mahila Dakshata/Suraksha Samities of Maharashtra. Friends of Police (FOP): A Concept for Empowerment and a Movement in Community Policing. Janamaithri Suraksha Project: Community Policing Project of the Government of Kerala. Predatory Leadership as a Foil to Community Policing Partnerships: A West African Case Study. Public Satisfaction with Police: Case Study From Sweden. Community Policing in South Korea: Do Line Officers and Supervisors Feel the Same? The Weed and Seed Initiative and Police Activity Within Communities. The Survival of Community Policing in a Remilitarized Police Approach: A Paradoxical Case of South Africa. Community Policing in the Netherlands: A Continuously Changing Constant. IPES Statement. Index.

About the Editors

Arvind Verma is a former officer of the Indian Police Service and currently teaches at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has a large number of publications and is the author of several works. His most recent book is The New Khaki: The Evolving Nature of Policing in India. His research interests are in policing in India and computational criminology.

Dilip K. Das, Ph.D., a former member of the Indian Police Service, is the founder and president of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), and the author or editor of a large number of books on police-related subjects. He is the editor-in-chief of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal (PPR) as well as two book series, Advances in Police Theory and Practice and Interviews with Global Leaders in Police, Courts and Prisons.

Manoj Abraham is a senior officer of the Indian Police Service and has served in various capacities as chief of police of the cities of Cochin, Trivandrum, and Quilon. His community policing initiative was recognized with a special award in 2009 by the IACP. He received the Man of the Decade Award in 2011 for the Success in Community Policing in Kochi City. Presently he is working as Commissioner of Police in Thiruvananthapuram City.

About the Series

International Police Executive Symposium Co-Publications

The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) was founded in 1994 to address one major challenge, i.e., the two worlds of research and practice remain disconnected even though cooperation between the two is growing. Research is often published in hard-to-access journals and presented in a manner that is difficult for some to comprehend. On the other hand, police practitioners tend not to mix with researchers and remain secretive about their work. Consequently there is little dialogue between the two, and almost no attempt to learn from one another.

The aims and objectives of the IPES are to provide a forum to foster closer relationships among police researchers and practitioners on a global scale, to facilitate cross-cultural international and interdisciplinary exchanges for the enrichment of this law enforcement, to encourage discussion, and to publish research on challenging and contemporary problems facing the policing profession. The IPES facilitates interaction and the exchange of ideas and opinions on all aspects of policing, and is structured to encourage dialogue in both formal and informal settings.

The International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) holds annual meetings of policing scholars and practitioners who represent many countries. The best papers are selected, thoroughly revised, fully updated, meticulously edited, and published as books based upon the theme of each meeting. This repository of knowledge from renowned criminal justice scholars and police professionals under the co-publication imprint of IPES and Routledge (formerly CRC Press) chronicles the important contributions of the International Police Executive Symposium over the last two decades.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology