Local Knowledge and Informants

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

Local Knowledge and Informants

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This chapter discusses the importance of local knowledge and informants in community policing. It argues that increasing the information available to police enables community policing to enhance responsiveness to local concerns. A less obvious benefit of improved information is a better grasp of the offender population.

Keywords: community policing; offender population; information

Chapter.  9037 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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