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Community Policing

Community Policing
Misnomer or Fact?

  • Veerendra Mishra - Secretary, Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
Critical Acclaim

October 2011 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Community Policing discusses the philosophy of community policing, its governing schools of thoughts, and its strengths and weaknesses. The volume also deals with conceptual variances of community policing, the factors that impede smooth collaboration between police and public, and the organizational principles that have been neglected by police organizations and others.

Concepts like Police Syndrome, Conceptual Literacy, Person Steered Initiatives (PSI), Precision Policing Technique (PPT), Tracking Participation Footprint (TPF), Image Dating or Image Mapping (ID/IM), intuitive approach, and many others are explained and discussed. The author uses case studies to elucidate the practical applicability of these concepts.

The author negotiates with the idea of allowing civilian participation to become one of the legitimate means of checking police excesses. He argues that compliance of law must go hand in hand with protecting basic rights of people. Unless this is done, the foundation of liberal democratic society is betrayed.
Points to Ponder: An Introductory Note  
The Philosophy and Concept of Community Policing  
Active Quadruple: Four P's-Police, Politician, Press, and Public  
Management Gap: A Hindrance to Participative Policing  
Police Syndrome  
Perspective Constraints  
Police Opinion about Their Jobs  
Variables Acting as Hindrance to Participative Policing  
Benefits of Participation  
Curative Suggestions to Bring Attitudinal Change in Police  
Communal Violence in Narsinghgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Aftermath  
Timor-Leste: Partners in Policing Model (PIP MODEL)  
Coordinated Response to Combat Violence against Women: A Participative Policing Initiative of Madhya Pradesh Police, India  
Experiences of Timor-Leste (East Timor): Domestic Violence Redressal Forum (DVRF): A Redressal Mechanism in Timor-Leste  
For a Better Future  

Veerendra Mishra's book is a welcome addition to the literature on community policing. book will be a good read not only for police officers but also for academics, social scientists and informed members of the public who want to build a closer relationship between the police and the community. It displays author's scholarship as well as intimate understanding of the complexities of the role of the police and the strategies necessary to improve participative policing.

The Statesman

Veerendra Mishra's book, Community Policing is an important contribution in the area of policing in a democratic and multicultural society like India. Written in a simple and lucid style, the book presents an overview on the issue of people's participation in policing, especially in the postcolonial societies with multiple narratives and contestations around caste, gender, race, ethnicity and class. Written from the point of view of policy makers and implementers, Mishra tries to delineate the complexities involved in  shifting gears from 'law and order' to 'participative' policing in the Indian context… the book is well researched and there are some interesting anecdotes and insights throughout its text…This book would be useful to serving trainee police officers, policy makers, and students of law, criminology, victimology, social work and also to anyone who wants an overview of the issue.


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ISBN: 9788132107279