Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving by Kenneth J. Peak

By Kenneth J. Peak

Neighborhood policing, as a philosophy, helps the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving thoughts to proactively tackle the rapid stipulations that supply upward push to public questions of safety, together with crime, social illness, and worry of crime―as against responding to crime after it happens. neighborhood policing expands the conventional police mandate. It broadens the point of interest of scuffling with crime to incorporate fixing neighborhood difficulties and forming partnerships with humans locally so standard electorate can give a contribution to the policing technique. Originating in the course of police reform efforts of the Nineteen Seventies, the philosophy of neighborhood policing is presently common and embraced by way of many voters, police directors, students, and native and federal politicians. What varieties of collaborative partnerships have advanced among policing companies and the participants and groups they serve? How do police departments have interaction in systematic exam of pointed out difficulties to enhance potent responses? How have police departments aligned their organizational constructions to most sensible help neighborhood partnerships and proactive challenge fixing? simply how powerful have efforts at neighborhood policing been? those questions and extra are explored in the pages of this new reference work.


  • A selection of a hundred and fifty to a hundred seventy five entries are prepared in A-to-Z model in a single quantity on hand in either digital and print formats.
  • Signed entries, authored through major figures within the box, every one finish with Cross-References and recommendations for extra Readings to steer scholars to in-depth resources.
  • Brief "What Works" case stories inside applicable entries profile neighborhood policing courses and techniques as attempted in quite a few towns and communities.
  • Although prepared in A-to-Z style, a thematic "Reader's consultant" within the entrance topic teams similar entries through huge subject parts (e.g., Foundations; equipment & Practices; laws & nationwide firms; altering supplier tradition; making plans & Implementation; education & Curriculum; review & assessment; etc.).
  • Also integrated within the entrance topic, a Chronology presents scholars with ancient standpoint of the improvement of neighborhood policing.
  • The whole paintings concludes with a assets appendix directory vintage books, journals, and institutions, through a finished Index.

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Similarities CITIZEN PATROLS Citizen patrols are organized groups of volunteers who actively engage in activities aimed at deterring and reducing crime in their communities. These patrol groups can be found throughout the world, Almost all citizen patrols groups are staffed by non-sworn neighborhood residents, although many jurisdictions do not prevent off-duty officers from participating in these groups. Most groups, therefore, consist of unpaid volunteers who join based on a desire to take an active role in reducing crime or Citizen Patrols to assist others who live in their community.

The conference attracts police practitioners, analysts, and scholars to discuss a variety of topics pertinent to the practice of problem-oriented policing and situational crime prevention. Sessions are of several types: those on how certain communities addressed specific problems; those that provide instruction on problem-solving skills and methods; and those that share experiences with the administration of problem-oriented policing. The conference is hosted by police agencies committed to adopting a problem-oriented approach to policing and is held in a different city in the United States each year.

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