The Unrecognized Origins of the New Policing: Linkages between Public and Private Policing

In: Felson, M. & Clarke, R. Eds. Business and Crime Prevention. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, 217-229. 1997

13 Pages Posted: 31 May 2016

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Clifford Shearing

Griffith Institute of Criminology; University of Cape Town; University of Montreal, School of Criminology; University of New South Wales

Date Written: May 30, 1997

Abstract

To say that community policing has emerged as the new development in policing is to state the obvious. It is to be found everywhere - in North America, in Central and South America, in Europe and in Africa. At the heart of community policing lies a future oriented, risk focused approach to security that seeks to make “problem-solving” rather than “bandit-catching” the central feature of contemporary policing. The established understanding of this shift is that it arises out of an assessment by the police and scholars who have worked with them of their role and strategies. This review it is argued led to a series of innovative practices in a few police departments in problem oriented policing that led to the emergence of a new paradigm of policing.

Keywords: private policing

Suggested Citation

Shearing, Clifford D, The Unrecognized Origins of the New Policing: Linkages between Public and Private Policing (May 30, 1997). In: Felson, M. & Clarke, R. Eds. Business and Crime Prevention. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, 217-229. 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2786560 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2786560

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