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Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities

Wesley G. Skogan


Highly popular with both the public and political leaders, community policing is the most important development in law enforcement in the last twenty-five years. But does it really work? Can police departments fundamentally change their organization? Can neighborhood problems be solved? In the early 1990s, Chicago, the nation's third-largest city, instituted the nation's largest community policing initiative. This book provides a comprehensive evaluation of that citywide program, examining its impact on crime, neighborhood residents, and the police. Based on the results of a thirteen-year stud ... More

Keywords: community policing, law enforcement, police departments, neighborhood problems, Chicago, crime, race, immigration, keeping communities safe, police

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154580
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154580.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wesley G. Skogan, author
Northwestern University