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Community Policing

Nigel Fielding

in Community Policing

Published in print November 1995 | ISBN: 9780198260271
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682087 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260271.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Community Policing

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This chapter focuses on the meaning of community policing. Community policing is not a single concept. It may mean a contrast to rapid response and enforcement-oriented policing, so that constables are closer to the community and can represent its norms; a process by which crime control is shared with the public, as in neighbourhood watch; or a means of developing communication with the public and interest groups.

Keywords: community policing; interest groups; constables; public

Chapter.  8203 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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