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Community Policing, Chicago Style : Studies in Crime and Public Policy (Paperback) - Wesley G. Skogan

Community Policing, Chicago Style

Studies in Crime and Public Policy (Paperback)

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Published: 1st February 1997
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Police departments across the country are busily "reinventing" themselves, adopting a new style known as "community policing". This approach to policing involves organizational decentralization, new channels of communication with the public, a commitment to responding to what the community thinks their priorities ought to be, and the adoption of a broad problem-solving approach to neighborhood issues. Police departments that succeed in adopting this new stance have an entirely different relationship to the public that they serve. Chicago made the transition, embarking on what is now the nation's largest and most impressive community policing program. This book, the first to examine such a project, looks in depth at all aspects of the program--why it was adopted, how it was adopted, and how well it has worked.

"Skogan and Harnett offer here yet another exemplary, extraordinary study that incorporates both fascinating particulars and generalizable findings. It is well-designed and subtly orchestrated and should become required reading in the social sciences. Not only is it engaging and clearly written, it contains hopeful notes about the future of urban policing...Community Policing, Chicago Style masterfully sets out an experimental design, identifies the elements of the program, asserts a logical model by which program and results are connected, presents abundant data clearly, and is cautious about generalization and modest about findings."--Americal Journal of Sociology "...this book offers valuable insight into the paradoxes central to community policing: the fantastic popularity, modest crime reductions, and--even in a program that sought to be inclusive--little impact in those communities most victimized by crime."--The Law and Politics Book Review "Skogan and Harnett offer here yet another exemplary, extraordinary study that incorporates both fascinating particulars and generalizable findings. It is well-designed and subtly orchestrated and should become required reading in the social sciences. Not only is it engaging and clearly written, it contains hopeful notes about the future of urban policing...Community Policing, Chicago Style masterfully sets out an experimental design, identifies the elements of the program, asserts a logical model by which program and results are connected, presents abundant data clearly, and is cautious about generalization and modest about findings."--Americal Journal of Sociology

1: Policing at Century's End 2: Police and Politics in Chicago 3: Crafting a Program 4: Bringing Officers on Board 5: Citizen Involvement 6: The Program in Action 7: The Influence of CAPS on Neighborhood Life 8: Reinventing Policing, Chicago Style

ISBN: 9780195136333
ISBN-10: 0195136330
Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 16.76  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.42