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Community Policing

Nigel Fielding


Community policing seems always in vogue, yet its essential qualities remain elusive. There has been a rush to evaluate community policing before commentators have got to grips with what community police officers do which is distinctive. This book demonstrates, in detail, how community police officers go about such matters as gathering crime-relevant information from people in the local community, how they apply informal social control to public disorder situations, and how they ‘play’ the police organization itself in order to obtain resources they need and to secure their own advancement. Ho ... More

Keywords: community policing, community police, social control, public disorder, police, local community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198260271
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Fielding, author
University of Surrey