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
Date Written: May 30, 1997
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
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