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Citizens, Cops, and PowerRecognizing the Limits of Community$
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Steve Herbert

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226327303

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Citizens, Cops, and Power

Steve Herbert

University of Chicago Press

This introductory chapter discusses the objective of this volume which is to evaluate the potential effectiveness of community policing based on a series of case studies of a set of neighborhoods in West Seattle, Washington. This volume aims to determine if community can be treated as a legitimate political actor and whether it should interact with state agencies. The analysis reveals that community is not a sufficient support for the political responsibilities it is often meant to assume and that communities are usually light in terms of political voice.

Keywords:   community policing, neighborhoods, West Seattle, Washington, political actor, political responsibilities, political voice

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