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Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective

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Edition: 6th ed., 2012
Author(s): Kappeler, Gaines


SKU: 85504



Product Description

Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. The first textbook of its kind, Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective delineates this progressive approach, combining the accrued wisdom and experience of its established authors with the latest research based insights to help students apply what is on the page to the world beyond. ’Spotlight on Community Policing Practice’ sections feature real-life community policing programs in various cities, and problem-solving case studies cover special topics.

The text has been revised throughout to include the most current developments in the field such as how the current climate of suspicion associated with terrorism threats affects the trust so necessary for community policing, and how the newest technologies can be harnessed to facilitate police interactions with citizens. Additionally, the book now explores the fragmentation of authority and emphasizes the importance of partnerships among the numerous law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and private social service agencies.


1. The Idea of Community Policing

2. A History of Communities and Policing

3. The Changing Meaning of Community

4. The Police and Community Perception

5. Managing and Implementing Community Policing

6. Community Policing and Crime

7. Community Policing and Fear of Crime

8. Problem Solving and Policing Problem Spaces

9. Community Crime Prevention

10. Community Policing and Drugs

11. Community Policing and Special Populations

12. Toward a New Breed of Police Officer

13. Community Policing at the Crossroads

-- The Ten Principles of Community Policing

Author Information

By Victor E. Kappeler, Eastern Kentucky University and Larry K. Gaines, California State University, San Bernardino


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Author Kappeler, Gaines
ISBN 9781455728503
Edition 6th ed., 2012
Publisher Elsevier