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Table of Contents
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11
Chapter 1 How Should Community Policing Be Implemented?
Chapter Preface 19
1 Community Policing Solves Problems in Partnership with the Community Victor E. Kappeler Larry K. Gaines 21
2 Community Policing Is Different from Traditional Policing Matthew Scheider 28
3 Community Policing Requires the Involvement and Understanding of Communities Linda S. Miller Káren Matison Hess Christine Hess Orthmann 33
4 Community Policing Without the Police? The Limits of Order Maintenance by the Community David Thacher 44
5 Community Policing or Homeland Security: Sophie's Choice for Police? Douglas Page 52
6 The Real Truth of Community Policing William L. Harvey 60
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 65
Chapter 2 Are Community Policing and Neighborhood Watch Programs Effective?
Chapter Preface 67
1 Community Policing Can Be Effective If Properly Practiced: Police Magazine 69
2 Community Policing May Not Reduce Crime Jeremy M. Wilson Amy G. Cox 80
3 Neighborhood Watch Groups Do Not Increase Safety Jonathan Simon 86
4 Neighborhood Watch Groups Should Not Be Armed Michael Rubinkam 91
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 96
Chapter 3 How Can Community Policing Be Improved?
Chapter Preface 98
1 Community Policing Needs Various Sources of Support Zach Friend Rick Martinez 100
2 How the Federal Government Is Killing Community Policing Sudhir Venkatesh 109
3 On the Block Chris Smith 115
4 Social Media Can Enhance Community Policing Dan Alexander 124
5 Community Policing Must Adapt to Different Communities' Needs John Markovic 132
6 Improving Police-Community Relations Can Improve Community Policing Katherine Freeman-Otte 140
7 Planning the Implementation of Community Policing Michael J. Palmiotto 148
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 160
Chapter 4 Do Stand Your Ground Laws Empower Citizens?
Chapter Preface 162
1 The New Vigilantes: Trayvon Martin and the "Shoot First" Lobby Chris Kromm 164
2 Standing Your Ground and Vigilantism Robert VerBruggen 171
3 Stand Your Ground Laws Put Safety at Risk Justin Peters 175
4 Storming the Castle Doctrine William J. Watkins Jr. 180
5 The Use of Deadly Force Allowed in Stand Your Ground Laws Should Be a Last Resort Joshua K. Roberts 189
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 196
For Further Discussion 197
Organizations to Contact 199
Bibliography of Books 203