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Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community

Steve Herbert

Abstract

Politicians, citizens, and police agencies have long embraced community policing, hoping to reduce crime and disorder by strengthening the ties between urban residents and the officers entrusted with their protection. That strategy seems to make sense, but this book reveals the reasons why it rarely, if ever, works. Drawing on data collected in diverse Seattle neighborhoods from interviews with residents, observation of police officers, and attendance at community-police meetings, this book identifies the many obstacles that make effective collaboration between city dwellers and the police so ... More

Keywords: politicians, citizens, police agencies, community policing, crime, disorder, urban residents, police officers, protection, Seattle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780226327303
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Herbert, author