Research in the fields of criminology and sociology has examined the role of communities in public safety and crime control. These studies have demonstrated that socially organized communities are more capable of exerting control over their local environments and producing more favorable outcomes for residents. At the same time, advocates of community policing have argued that this reform can positively contribute to the social organization of communities. This has lead some to argue that community policing may indirectly produce positive outcomes through its impact on the social organization of neighborhoods. This book relies on interviews with neighborhood leaders to explore the capacity of police and residents to improve neighborhoods. Several models for understanding the relationship between community policing and neighborhood social organization are provided. This book is designed to supply scholars, police officials, and neighborhood leaders with greater insight into the relationship and capacity that exists between police and neighborhood residents.
Politics-Social-Sciences, Social-Sciences, Criminology,