Community Policing

6th Edition

A Contemporary Perspective

Authors: Victor Kappeler Larry Gaines
Paperback ISBN: 9781455728503
Imprint: Anderson
Published Date: 5th January 2012
Page Count: 576

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Description

Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. The first textbook of its kind, Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective delineates this progressive approach, combining the accrued wisdom and experience of its established authors with the latest research based insights to help students apply what is on the page to the world beyond. ’Spotlight on Community Policing Practice’ sections feature real-life community policing programs in various cities, and problem-solving case studies cover special topics.

The text has been revised throughout to include the most current developments in the field such as how the current climate of suspicion associated with terrorism threats affects the trust so necessary for community policing, and how the newest technologies can be harnessed to facilitate police interactions with citizens. Additionally, the book now explores the fragmentation of authority and emphasizes the importance of partnerships among the numerous law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and private social service agencies.

Key Features

Each chapter contains learning objectives, key terms, and discussion questions that encourage comprehension
Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of topics discussed throughout the text.
* Includes a 'Ten Principles of Community Policing' addendum

Readership

Undergraduate students in criminal justice, law enforcement, and police studies.

Table of Contents

1. The Idea of Community Policing
2. A History of Communities and Policing
3. The Changing Meaning of Community
4. The Police and Community Perception
5. Managing and Implementing Community Policing
6. Community Policing and Crime
7. Community Policing and Fear of Crime
8. Problem Solving and Policing Problem Spaces
9. Community Crime Prevention
10. Community Policing and Drugs
11. Community Policing and Special Populations
12. Toward a New Breed of Police Officer
13. Community Policing at the Crossroads

-- The Ten Principles of Community Policing

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Anderson 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Anderson
Paperback ISBN:
9781455728503

About the Author

Victor Kappeler

Victor E. Kappeler, a former police officer, is a Foundation Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He is recognized as a leading scholar in such fields as policing, media, and the social construction of crime, and police civil liability, among other related fields. Dr. Kappeler continues to provide in-service training for police officers and is well published in professional areas of policing. Among many other honors, Kappeler received the 2006 Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety Award for Academic Excellence and the 2005 Outstanding Criminal Justice Alumnus Award from Sam Houston State University, where he earned his doctoral degree, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Critical Criminology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Eastern Kentucky University, USA

Larry Gaines

Larry K. Gaines is professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department at California State University-San Bernardino. He served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police for 14 years and has consulted with a variety of police agencies in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and California. Dr. Gaines has served as Secretary Treasurer and President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has received many awards, including the Founders Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Outstanding Educator Award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and the Outstanding Service Award from the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2001, he served as a member of the California POST Committee that developed police training curricula for racial profiling.

Affiliations and Expertise

California State University, San Bernardino, USA

Reviews

Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. The first textbook of its kind, Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective delineates this progressive approach, combining the accrued wisdom and experience of its established authors with the latest research based insights to help students apply what is on the page to the world beyond. ’Spotlight on Community Policing Practice’ sections feature real-life community policing programs in various cities, and problem-solving case studies cover special topics.

The text has been revised throughout to include the most current developments in the field such as how the current climate of suspicion associated with terrorism threats affects the trust so necessary for community policing, and how the newest technologies can be harnessed to facilitate police interactions with citizens. Additionally, the book now explores the fragmentation of authority and emphasizes the importance of partnerships among the numerous law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and private social service agencies.