Routledge Innovations in Policing

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.

  • Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department

    Innovating to Reform, 1st Edition

    By Brenda J. Bond-Fortier

    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…

    Hardback – 2020-02-27 
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  • Stress Inside Police Departments

    How the Organization Creates Stress and Performance Problems in Police Officers, 1st Edition

    By Jon M. Shane

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Ends and Means in Policing

    1st Edition

    By John Kleinig

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28
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  • United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions

    A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation, 1st Edition

    By Michael R. Sanchez

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
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  • Police Militarization

    Understanding the Perspectives of Police Chiefs, Administrators, and Tactical Officers, 1st Edition

    By Scott W. Phillips

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-24
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