Mission-Based Policing

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Presenting the first new model for comprehensive redeployment of American policing in 90 years, top scholars in modern policing outline a plan based on stopping crime instead of merely responding to it. Unifying several security models, the book examines COMPSTAT, Boba's redesign of problem oriented policing, a population centric model of counterinsurgency by Nagl and Patreaus, and the integrative model of citizen involvement in crime and community well- being. It also considers a police command structure ...

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Overview

Presenting the first new model for comprehensive redeployment of American policing in 90 years, top scholars in modern policing outline a plan based on stopping crime instead of merely responding to it. Unifying several security models, the book examines COMPSTAT, Boba's redesign of problem oriented policing, a population centric model of counterinsurgency by Nagl and Patreaus, and the integrative model of citizen involvement in crime and community well- being. It also considers a police command structure deployed according to the locations of serious crimes.

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" … will likely generate a degree of interest in academia as well as contribute substantially to the ongoing conversation on crime-control strategies in urban areas."
—Hugh J Martin, in Security Management
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Meet the Author

John Crank is a Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice at University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has written extensively in the area of policing and has received the Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2003 for his work titled "Imagining Justice."

Dawn Irlbeck is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Creighton University. She teaches courses on the criminal justice system, American cultural minorities, social stratification, as well as other courses in sociology. Her primary research interests include racial profiling, policing and minority communities, Latino police officers, and ethnic identity formation. She has recently published on racial profiling and vehicle searches, as well as variations in ethnic identity among Latino police officers.

Rebecca K. Murray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Creighton University, where she helps facilitate the criminal justice policy track. She has published work looking at the effect of various urban structures on crime and critiquing spatial methodologies. Her most recent work examines the interaction between community groups and formal mechanisms of social control, and the effects of police policies on wrongful convictions.

Mark Sundermeier spent 25 years with the Omaha Police Department, retiring as a deputy chief in 2009. During that time he also served as a reserve deputy sheriff with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. After retiring, Mark joined Metropolitan Community College, where he helped to form the MCC Police Department, Nebraska’s newest police department. Mark is an adjunct criminal justice professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and is a security consultant with a variety of companies and individuals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking about Crime’s End
Part I: Toward a Mission-based Model of Policing
The Unasked Question
The Relationship Between Police and Crime
Redesigning American Police, Principles 1 and 2: Focus and Effectiveness
Redesigning American Police, Principles 3 and 4: Deployment and Integrity
The Principle of Mission’s End: Logical Lines of Operation
The Integration of Urban Planning, Economic Development, and Security
Model Integration and Staging Lines of Operation
Part II: Hot Zone Redeployment and Command Restructuring: A Practical Example
Hot Spots and Police Districts
Toward a Mission-Based Command and Deployment Structure
Anticipated Problems
References

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