Evolution of Community Polcng From Theory to Implementation: A Process Evaluation
|Author: ||Weiss, David P.|
This book examines the evolution of the concept of community policing and the theory of broken windows (introduced by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling in a 1982
Atlantic Monthly article). The work makes policy recommendations for the future
of policing in a post-September 11 world.
From the Foreword:
“. . . a substantial contribution to the public policy debate . . . Readers,
be they front-line police officers, those occupying leadership positions
in police departments, elected or appointive city officials, academic
researchers, or simply civic-engaged citizens, will profit enormously from Professor’s Weiss’s thoughtful, integrative, and challenging conclusions.”
– Prof. Ralph A. Rossum,
Claremont McKenna College
This work outlines the theoretical and conceptual groundwork, reviews the literature, and presents a broader descriptive picture of what community policing looks like in fifty-one of the larger cities across the United States. It is an in-depth qualitative analysis of four cities across the U.S. that have engaged in community policing: San Diego , Chicago , Newark , and Lowell. It then proposes taking community policing to the next level of application.