Case Studies in Community Policing

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9780130871749: Case Studies in Community Policing

This innovative volume examines the experiences of nine diverse police agencies of various sizes across America as they implement, succeed and fail, and implement again--or try to--a community policing approach to public safety. Unlike other books on the subject--that are filled with academic icons or police imagery--this book focuses on real community policing activities of real police departments, documenting what works and what hasn't worked, and, equally important, why it didn't work. Covers community policing programs in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; Columbus, Ohio; Lansing, Michigan; Harris County, Texas; Sacramento, California; Fayetteville, North Carolina; St. Petersburg, Florida; and Camden, New Jersey. Criminal Justice, Policing, Organizational Structure (both sociology and business), and Management.

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Case Studies in Community Policing presents and analyzes nine case studies in community policing, the new approach to policing that is causing a paradigm shift in police departments throughout the United States. This work studies the ways in which different and diverse police agencies approach and implement community policing, studying their successes and failures in ways that show the reader the complexities of community policing.

Case Studies in Community Policing, the only case studies approach to community policing available, is suitable as a primary or supporting text in courses in police academies, universities, and community colleges. Its unique and thought-provoking approach makes community policing relevant to all readers.

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DENNIS J. STEVENS holds a Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. H is currently an associate professor in the College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. In addition to teaching traditional students in the university classroom, he has taught and counseled law enforcement officers at police academies such as the North Carolina Justice Academy and felons at maximum custody penitentiaries such as Attica in New York, Eastern Corrections and Women's Prison in North Carolina, Stateville and Joliet near Chicago, and CCI in Columbia. On behalf of Boston University, he currently works at MCI Framingham for Women and Bay State, and Norfolk Corrections.

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