Progress in community policing


Aronowitz, Alexis A. (1997) Progress in community policing. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 5 (4). pp. 67-84. ISSN 0928-1371

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Abstract:This article examines the development of community-based policing in the
United States and the Netherlands. These two countries were selected because
the United States has been the forerunner of research into the police and one
of the first countries to attempt to introduce on a wide-scale, and conduct
research into community policing. In the Netherlands, the Major Cities Policy,
a governmental approach to addressing the cities' problems provided an
interesting basis for comparison. Policy or operational changes in the police
organization are generally influenced by the political climate and or scientific
research. Both of these factors played a major role in the US. This section
begins with a brief historical view of the factors which brought about changes
within American policing, ultimately resulting in a new concept of community
policing. This is followed by developments which led to community policing or
the concept of the 'neighbourhood teams' (wijkbureaus) in the Netherlands.
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