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Innovations in Policing


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The Routledge Innovations in Policing explores innovations in the field of policing and offers the latest insight into the field through research, theoretical applications, case studies, and evaluations. Famous innovations developed over the course of the late twentieth century and into the turn of the twenty-first include approaches such as community policing, "broken windows" policing, problem-oriented policing, "pulling levers" policing, third-party policing, hot spots policing, Compstat, and evidence-based policing. Some of these approaches have been successful, and some have not, while new innovations continue to arise. Improving police performance through innovation is often not straightforward. Police departments are highly resistant to change, but through such research we expect to find further refinement of our knowledge of "what works" in policing, under what circumstances particular strategies may work, and why these strategies are effective in improving police performance.

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Cross-Border Police Collaboration Building Communities of Practice in the Baltic Sea Area

Cross-Border Police Collaboration Building Communities of Practice in the Baltic Sea Area

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sophia Yakhlef
November 20, 2020

This book focuses on a border police collaboration project in the Baltic Sea area aiming at fighting cross-border crimes. It deals with the challenges that inherently "suspicious" organizations face when forced to work together. The study offers unique insights into a European border police project...

Ends and Means in Policing

Ends and Means in Policing

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John Kleinig
September 18, 2020

Policing is a highly pragmatic occupation. It is designed to achieve the important social ends of peacekeeping and public safety, and is empowered to do so using means that are ordinarily seen as problematic; that is, the use of force, deception, and invasions of privacy, along with considerable ...

The Case for Youth Police Initiative Interdependent Fates and the Power of Peace

The Case for Youth Police Initiative Interdependent Fates and the Power of Peace

1st Edition

Nina Rose Fischer
July 17, 2020

This book investigates the Youth Police Initiative (YPI) intervention with a comprehensive look at its effects in Boston as well as Brownsville, Brooklyn, a neighborhood that has both rich community networks as well as the highest crime rate in New York City. Based on a phenomenological approach, ...

Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department Innovating to Reform

Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department Innovating to Reform

1st Edition

Brenda J. Bond-Fortier
February 20, 2020

This in-depth case study of a mid-sized police department captures the dynamics, struggles, and successes of police change, revealing the positive organizational and community outcomes that resulted from a persistent drive to reinvent public safety and community relationships. The police profession...

United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation

United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation

1st Edition

Michael R. Sanchez
January 14, 2020

Why do international policing missions often fail to achieve their mandate? Why do United Nations Police officers struggle when serving in foreign peacekeeping missions? United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions: A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation ...

Stress Inside Police Departments

Stress Inside Police Departments

1st Edition

Jon M. Shane
December 09, 2019

This book offers researchers, police practitioners, and policymakers a platform for organizational reform and an understanding of how the police organization creates stress, which contributes to reduced officer performance. This book, based on an in-depth study exploring the relationship between ...

Police Militarization Understanding the Perspectives of Police Chiefs, Administrators, and Tactical Officers

Police Militarization Understanding the Perspectives of Police Chiefs, Administrators, and Tactical Officers

1st Edition

Scott W. Phillips
May 24, 2018

The increased militarization of the police in the United States has been a topic of controversy for decades, brought to the public eye in notable events such as the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of battering rams in the 1980s and the siege of the Weaver family at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in the ...

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