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Evaluation of the Dallas Police Department's Interactive Community...

By: Charles Mindel

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Executive Summary: The Study. The evaluation described in this report examined the implementation and impact of the Interactive Community Policing (ICP) program of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) from 1995 to 1999. In October 1995, at the request of the Dallas Police Department, and with fimding provided by the National Institute of Justice, the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Technology at the University of Texas at Arlington initiated a longitudinal evaluation ...

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Cops Program and the Spread of Community Policing Practices, 1995-2000

By: Calvin C. Johnson

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Introduction: The Clinton administration?s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program is most visibly associated with the goal of placing 100,000 police officers on the streets of the U.S. However, the program had a second goal: encouraging law enforcement agencies to adopt the operating principles of community policing. Early in his tenure as the first appointed director of the COPS Office, Joseph Brann alluded to this goal in Congressional testimony (Brann, 19...

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A Treatise on the Limitations of Police Power in the United States...

By: Christopher Gustavus Tiedeman
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Policing by Injunction : Problem-Oriented Dimensions of Civil Gang...

By: Edward L. Allan

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Excerpt: Civil gang abatement employs civil injunctions to abate persistent public nuisance activity by gangs in specific neighborhoods. Civil gang abatement has been promoted as a problem-oriented response - a proactive, flexible strategy that incorporates community involvement in the decision to acquire an injunction. This research explored the dimensions of flexibility and community involvement in the acquisition stage of the injunction process. Using court records an...

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Marketing Community Policing in the News : A Missed Opportunity

By: Sarah V. Hart

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Excerpt: About this Report. The police and the media need each other: The police know that most people form their impression of the justice system through media accounts, while the media often report on crime. Police departments often seek to use the media to involve community members in crime prevention and problem solving. But publicizing community policing strategies is different from producing traditional crime reports. The research described here investigated how th...

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Quality-Of-Life Policing, Net Widening, And Crime Specialization

By: Andrew Golub

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Excerpt: This research was supported by grants from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and administered by the National Institutes of Justice National Institute of Justice (98-U-CX-KO12 and 2000-7353-NY-IJ), by a grant h m the National Institute on Drug Abuse (5 T32 DA07233-13), by the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program in New York City, and by National Development and Research Institutes, lac. (NDRI). Important contributions to this research w...

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Chuang Tzu, Mystic, Moralist, And Social Reformer

By: Chuang Tzu; Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935, Translator
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Transforming the Law Enforcement Organization to Community Policin...

By: Edward Connors

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Acknowledgements: We are extremely grateful for the National Institute of Justice (NU) staff who provided valuable oversight on this project, especially Robert Langworthy, Steven Edwards, Phyllis McDonald, and Jeffrey Ian Ross, who was the project monitor during the early stages of the project. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the Institute for Law and Justice (ILJ) staff members who devoted their time and effort to this study: Dr. Tom McEwen, Director of Research, ass...

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Rethinking Organizational Change in Policing, Summary

By: Mariah Davis

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Summary: This project continued the APD-UNM Research Partnership's ethnographic study of the transformation of organizational culture as one urban police agency pursued department-wide implementation of community policing. The original study had given the Research Partnership extensive knowledge of organizational and cultural dynamics within the police department and between police and the community. The key findings of that study (Wood, Davis, and Rouse 1999; Wood and D...

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Rethinking Organizational Change in Policing

By: Richard L. Wood

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Introduction: This project continued the APD-UNM Research Partnership's ethnographic study of the transformation of police culture as one urban police department implemented community policing throughout the police organization. The original study had given the Research Partnership extensive knowledge of organizational and cultural dynamics within the police department and between police and the community, through more than 2,000 hours of participant-observation in polic...

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Community Policing in Lansing, Michigan, Final Report

By: Donald L. Carter

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Excerpt: The National Center for Community Policing has long enjoyed a close relationship with the Lansing Police Department, which provided fertile T ground for community policing. Indeed, the late Dr. Robert Trojanowicz, a renowned pioneering figure in the community policing movement, often called Lansing a laboratory for many of his ideas about how community policing could be improved. Trojanowicz was singularly involved in the launching of the first (and still only) ...

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Dallas Police Department's Interactive Community Policing Program ...

By: Department of Justice

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Excerpt: The evaluation described in this report examined the implementation and impact of the Interactive Community Policing (ICP) program of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) from 1995 to 1999. In October 1995, at the request of the Dallas Police Department, and with finding provided by the National Institute of Justice, the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Technology at the University of Texas at Arlington initiated a longitudinal evaluation of Dallas Police Depa...

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Determinants of Citizen and Police Involvement in Community Polici...

By: Luis Garcia

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Abstract: The primary goal of the research was to determine the effects of distinct factors on citizen and police officer involvement in community policing within the City of Boston. The research is based on extensive surveys of 3,046 Boston residents and 1,383 police officers, Boston police data on calls for service and arrests, and various local and federal government institutional data on such aspects as land-use, residential mobility, neighborhood poverty level, sing...

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Looking Inward with Problem-Oriented Policing

By: Terry Eisenberg

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Excerpt: THE MAJOR CASE Major cases have no boundaries within the various investigative responsibilities of law enforcement agencies. Regardless of the specific type of crime, most major cases share the following common elements: length in duration, similar types of criminal activity, multiagency involvement, impact on personnel and resources, and a great deal of media attention at the outset or conclusion.1.

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Personality Traits in Miners with Past Occupational Elemental Merc...

By: Darja Kobal Grum

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Excerpt: In this study, we evaluated the impact of long-term occupational exposure to elemental mercury vapor (Hg0) on the personality traits of ex-mercury miners. Study groups included 53 ex-miners previously exposed to Hg0 and 53 age-matched controls. Miners and controls completed the self-reporting Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and the Emotional States Questionnaire. The relationship between the indices of past occupational exposure and the observed personality tr...

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Department of Justice

By: Government Printing Office

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Excerpt: The Department of Justice (DOJ) protects our Nation against terrorists, criminals, and drug-traffickers; ensures healthy business competition; and represents the interests of the American people in legal suits. Since September 11, 2001, the Department’s emphasis on law enforcement has dramatically shifted to countering terrorism. Using the critical tools provided by the USA PATRIOT Act, the Department has improved intelligence sharing and is in a better position...

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Problem Oriented Policing, Case Studies

By: Ronald V. Clarke

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Executive Summary: It is less than twenty years since the concept of problem-oriented policing was first articulated by Herman Goldstein, but it has already been embraced by many of the largest police forces in the country. In addition, the recent federal crime legislation, which makes millions of dollars available to local police agencies for an additional 100,000 officers to undertake ?community policing?, calls for this to include a substantial ?problem-oriented? comp...

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Evolving Strategy of Policing : Case Studies of Strategic Change

By: George L. Kelling

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Excerpt: Orlando W. Wilson was the most important police leader of the 20th century. His thinking and writing singularly dominated policing from the 1940s through the 1970s. His mentor, August Vollmer, may achieve similar status in the future, since his practice, as against his later writings, was prescient of many of the late 20th century trends in policing. Vollmer?s patrol officers as ?chiefs of their beats,? ?college cops? (the majority of his officers were either co...

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Abraham Lincoln

By: Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903
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Work yet to Be Done : Community Policing as Potemkin Village

By: Michael E. Buerger

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Excerpt: For about ten years, the phrase ucommunity policing? has paradoxically represented both the public face of police reform, and that of the police professionalism movement that supposedly was being reformed. For almost that long, doubters have been predicting that community policing would soon disappear, to be replaced, by a newer, sexier fad. Though the label and the concept continue to dominate the national debate, both as a reflexive response to scandal3 and as...

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