Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective / Edition 6

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Overview

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.

• 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455728503
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/19/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 149,727
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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.

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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 andCommunity Perception 5. Managing and Implementing Community Policing 6. Community Policing and Crime 7. Community Policing and Fear of Crime 8. Problem Solving andPolicing 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

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