Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective, Fifth Edition, discusses the history and nature of community policing. Community policing is a philosophy that has transformed the way the American police have engaged the public. The police and the community began working together to address a variety of community-related issues such as crime, disorder, quality of life, and neighborhood concerns. Community policing also enables the police to bring real-life problems to government authorities with the power to develop meaningful public policy and provide the services needed by communities. The book discusses topics such as the philosophical and structural foundations of community policing, the history of communities and policing, the changing meaning of community, public perception of the police, and the management and implementation of community policing. It outlines the 10 principles of community policing. It describes community-policing initiatives in cities across the United States, including Albany, New York; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Lansing, Michigan; and San Antonio, Texas. It also provides a number of problem-solving case studies.

Table of Contents

In Memory — Robert C. Trojanowicz Acknowledgments Preface Chapter 1 – The Idea of Community Policing     The Community Policing Revolution     The Philosophical and Structural Facets of Community Policing          The Philosophical Facet          The Organizational and Personnel Facet          The Strategic Facet          The Programmatic Facet     What Community Policing Does Not Constitute     Reconciling Law Enforcement with Community Policing     Summary     References Chapter 2 – A History of Communities and Policing     The Lessons of History     The British Roots of Policing     Colonial Law Enforcement in Cities and Towns     The Rise of Municipal Police     Frontier Justice     Vigilantism     Twentieth-Century Policing     Police Reform in the 1930s     The Police and Minorities     Initial Attempts to Reach the Community     The Challenge of the Late 1960s     The Birth of Community Policing     A Summary of the Lessons Learned and Mistakes Not to Be Repeated     References Chapter 3 – The Changing Meaning of Community     The Importance of Definitions     A History of the Meaning of Community     Assaults on Community     The Technological and Corporate Divide     How Community Policing Can Build a Sense of Community     Summary     References Chapter 4 – The Police and Public Perception     Peoples’ Attitudes toward the Police     Age and Perception of Police     Race and Perception of Police     Gender and Perception of Police     Socioeconomic Status and Perception of Police     Personal Experience and Perception of Police     Barriers to a Police—Community Partnership          Excessive Force          Police Corruption          Rudeness          Authoritarianism          Politics     Summary     References Chapter 5 – Managing and Implementing Community Policing     Organizing the Police     Principles of Organization and Police Administration     Classical Organization Principles     Organizing


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