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Community Policing: Can It Work?, 1st Edition

  • Wesley G. Skogan Northwestern University
  • ISBN-10: 0534625053  |  ISBN-13: 9780534625054
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.25

About

Overview

This reader is the long-awaited culmination of the most extensive study of the efficacy of community policing, funded by the National Institute of Justice. The readings in this book cover all aspects of community policing, from management to implementation and public perception.

Features and Benefits

  • This definitive study of the efficacy of community policing is concise enough to be used as a supplement in a variety of courses, but is also appropriate to be used as a main text in community policing courses.
  • The unparalleled collection of contributors to this text includes Jeremy Travis, Jack R. Greene, John E. Eck, Stephen D. Mastrofski, Dennis P. Rosenbaum, and Jeffrey A. Roth, among others.
  • The Introduction to this text, written by Wesley K. Skogan and Jeffrey A. Roth, has been carefully crafted to provide a context and framework for the readings.
  • This book debates the question, "Community Policing: Can It Work" with an impressive array of surveys, case studies, field observations, and statistical data. Readers should pay attention to how the various authors address this question, for they point the way for future research that will resolve this issue.
  • Chapter 1, "Trends in the Adoption of Community Policing," and Chapter 2, "Community Policing and Organization Change" address evidence of the extent to which community policing has actually been adopted around the United States.
  • Chapter 3, "Representing the Community in Community Policing," examines the role of the community in community policing.
  • Part III, "Will Police Officers Buy In?" addresses the impact of community policing on police officers.
  • Chapters 7, "Community Policing and Problem Solving," and 8, "Why Don't Problems Get Solved?" review the many obstacles to solving the community's problems, one with skepticism and one with ambivalence.
  • Chapter 9, "Community Policing and the Quality of Neighborhood Life" concludes that community policing can work.
  • This text can be packaged with any Wadsworth textbook at a significant discount. Please contact your local Cengage Learning representative for more details.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.
Forward (Jeremy Travis).
Preface.
About The Authors.
Introduction (Wesley K. Skogan And Jeffrey A. Roth).
I: ARE POLICE CHANGING?
1. Trends in the Adoption of Community Policing (Jeffrey A. Roth, Jan Roehl, and Calvin Johnson).
2. Community Policing and Organization Change (Jack R. Greene).
II: WILL THE PUBLIC GET INVOLVED?
3. Representing the Community in Community Policing (Wesley K. Skogan).
III: WILL POLICE OFFICERS BUY IN?
4. Can Police Adapt: Tracking the Effects of Organizational Reform over Six Years (Dennis P. Rosenbaum and Deanna L. Wilkinson).
5. Working the Street: Does Community Policing Matter (William Terrill and Stephen D. Mastrofski).
6. Diving Into Quicksand: Program Implementation and Police Subcultures (Richard L. Wood, Mariah Davis, and Amelia Rouse).
IV: CAN IT WORK?
7. Community Policing and Problem Solving (Nick Tilley).
8. Why Don't Problems Get Solved? (John E. Eck).
9. Community Policing and the Quality of Neighborhood Life (Roger B. Parks and Michael D. Reisig).

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Internet Guide for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0534572634 | ISBN-13: 9780534572631)

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Student Supplements

Internet Guide for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0534572634 | ISBN-13: 9780534572631)

Just getting comfortable with the Internet? Designed for the novice Internet user, this guide provides you with the background and vocabulary necessary to navigate and understand the Web, then gives you a wealth of criminal justice sites and Internet project ideas.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Wesley G. Skogan

Wesley G. Skogan is a political scientist and faculty associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. He directs an evaluation of Chicago's community policing initiative. He chairs the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Police Policies and Practices.