Community Policing - Origins, Elements, Implementation, Assessment

Author: Robin, Gerald
Year:2001
Pages:148
ISBN:0-7734-7643-1
978-0-7734-7643-1
Price:159.95

Reviews

"By providing a comprehensive and coherent review of the literature, and through his balanced assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of community policing, Professor Robin has written a monograph that is destined to become a standard reference in the fields. . . a first-rate scholarly work which is also enjoyable to read. I would highly recommend this book as a text for any course concerned with community policing." David Giacopassi

"It is refreshing to see a publication which presents both the positive and negative elements associated with this concept. . . . It is through the precise specific examples of how other departments have implemented this concept, that the reader becomes extremely familiar with the actual intent of community policing, what it is supposed to do, and how the officer should interact with the community. Every police officer, police supervisor, and city administrator should read this particular monograph in order to determine what their role in community policing is. . . . the completeness, numerous examples, and readability of this monograph will enable all those who read it to swiftly grasp and fully understand the concepts of community policing. I would strongly recommend it as a supplemental manual for law enforcement and police service classes and police academies." Joseph R. Carlson

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
Foreword
1. Evolving Strategies of Policing: the Political-Era Cop on the Beat Model; the Reform-Era Professional Model
2.The Origins of Community Policing: Problem-Oriented Policing; Broken Windows (Manifestations and Indicators of disorder; Link between disorder and serious crime; fixing broken windows; cracking down on quality-of-life offenses; getting rid of squeegeemen; cases from the Justice files Squeegeeman shot by irate motorist)
3. The Community Policing Movement
4. Elements of Community Policing: Problem-Solving Strategy; SARA; Applying Problem Solving to Convenience Store Robberies and Trucking Company thefts; Community Partnerships; Tapping Wide Array of Resources; Foot Patrol; Police Substations; Enhanced Discretion; Decentralization of Police Organizations; Values-Driven Policing and Mission Statements
5. Implementing Community Policing: Early Experiments with Community Policing - Baltimore County, Newport News, Houston, Chicago, LAPD’s Police-Assisted Community Enhancement, NYC, Community Patrol Officer Program
6. Assessing Community Policing
Endnotes; Bibliography; Index