Community Policing and Problem Solving

Community Policing and Problem Solving : Strategies and Practices

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For courses in Community Policing or Police-Community Relations.

Unique in perspective and comprehensive in coverage, this text provides an exceptionally up-to-date and scholarly synthesis of the collective nationwide experience in implementing both community policing and problem-oriented policing. It explains the processes and terms in detail-what they mean and how they are applied, as well as how they are implemented and evaluated. It explores both historical and operational perspectives, and provides examples of existing strategies and future considerations.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 327 pages
  • 200.7 x 248.9 x 20.3mm | 839.16g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131132687
  • 9780131132689

Table of contents

1. The Evolution of Policing: Past Wisdom and Future Directions.

2. A Nation in Flux: Changing People, Crime, and Policing.

3. Attending to the "Customer": Community Oriented Government.

4. Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving: "COPPS."

5. Crime Prevention: For Safe Communities.

6. Planning and Implementation: Translating Ideas Into Action.

7. From Recruit to Chief: Changing the Agency Culture.

8. Training for COPPS: Approaches and Challenges.

9. Police in a Diverse Society.

10. New Strategies for Old Problems: COPPS on the Beat.

11. The "Devil's Advocate": Addressing Concerns with COPPS.

12. Evaluating COPPS Initiatives.

13. Selected American Approaches.

14. In Foreign Venues: COPPS Abroad.

15. Looking Forward While Looking Back: The Future.

Appendix A: Award-winning Problem Solving Case Studies.

Appendix B: A Community Survey in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Appendix C: A Strategic Plan Survey in Portland, Oregon.

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"I like the fact that both authors are practitioners in the field of law enforcement. I believe that the text covers the necessary material; I like the balance of the book." - David Graff, Jr., Kent State University-Tuscarawas, OH

"This book provides some excellent examples and should be available in Police Department libraries for reference." - Bruce Smith, Ohio University-Chillicothe

"Community Policing and Problem Solving is one of the best textbooks on the subject. Does a good job of providing clear simple and understandable language." - William Parks, University of South Carolina-Spartanburg
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