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Nigel Fielding

in Community Policing

Published in print November 1995 | ISBN: 9780198260271
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682087 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

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This chapter discusses the qualitative methodology used in the study. Fieldwork was conducted in two divisions in the Metropolitan Police and one in Surrey Constabulary. Beatbook accounts were used along with observational fieldnotes, plus interviews and group discussions conducted with officers by the research team as a comparative base for analysing community policing practice. Researchers observed over 1,200 police/public incidents in hundreds of hours of fieldwork, and interviewed officers of all ranks and functions in the three research sites. The community policing system is then described based on the data gathered.

Keywords: community policing; fieldwork; Metropolitan Police; Surrey Constabulary

Chapter.  8879 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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