Case Studies in Community Policing

Case Studies in Community Policing

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A reader for courses in Criminal Justice, Policing, Organizational Structure (both sociology and business), and Management. Unique in perspective, this reader examines the experiences of nine diverse police agencies of various sizes across America as they implement, succeed and fail, and implement again--or try to--a community policing approach to public safety. Unlike other texts on the subject--that are filled with academic icons or police imagery--this reader focuses on real community policing activities of real police departments, documenting what works and what hasn't worked, and, equally important, why it didn't work.show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 172.72 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130871745
  • 9780130871749

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"Case Studies in Community Policing" presents and analyzes nine case studies in community policing, the new approach to policing that is causing a paradigm shift in police departments throughout the United States. This work studies the ways in which different and diverse police agencies approach and implement community policing, studying their successes and failures in ways that show the reader the complexities of community policing."Case Studies in Community Policing," the only case studies approach to community policing available, is suitable as a primary or supporting text in courses in police academies, universities, and community colleges. Its unique and thought-provoking approach makes community policing relevant to all readers.show more

About Dennis J. Stevens

DENNIS J. STEVENS holds a Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. H is currently an associate professor in the College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. In addition to teaching traditional students in the university classroom, he has taught and counseled law enforcement officers at police academies such as the North Carolina Justice Academy and felons at maximum custody penitentiaries such as Attica in New York, Eastern Corrections and Women's Prison in North Carolina, Stateville and Joliet near Chicago, and CCI in Columbia. On behalf of Boston University, he currently works at MCI Framingham for Women and Bay State, and Norfolk Corrections.show more

Table of contents

1. Case Studies in Community Policing: Failures and Successful Strategies. 2. Broken Arrow Police Department, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. 3. Metropolitan-Nashville Police Department, Nashville, Tennessee. 4. Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio. 5. Lansing Police Department, Lansing, Michigan. 6. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office Harris County, Texas. 7. Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento, California. 8. Fayetteville Police Department, Fayetteville, North Carolina. 9. St. Petersburg Police Department, St. Petersburg, Florida. 10. Camden Police Department, Camden, New Jersey. 11. Conclusion. References. Index.show more

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