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How To Recognize Good Policing
Problems and Issues

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August 1998 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The emergence of community and problem-oriented policing is at the top of the policing reform agenda. How to Recognize Good Policing focuses on the obstacles, problems, and concerns impacting police reform, and it offers direction for formulating an easy-to-understand evaluation method. This tightly edited volume pulls together research findings with practical experience, offering a comprehensive study of policing. Co-published with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), this book is divided into four parts. Part I provides a general overview of community and problem-oriented policing. Part II is comprised of five chapters that specifically address issues in the assessment of police performance that include: assessment of individual police performance; the problems raised by making an evaluation; the role of the public in community policing through participation in beat meetings, neighborhood watch schemes, and public surveys to determine the satisfaction level. Part III of this book addresses organizational change and its assessment, including an assessment of the consequences expected when implementing some basic elements: delayerization, professionalism, democratization, and service integration.

How to Recognize Good Policing also includes a portion devoted to a summary of exchanges that occurred between chapter authors, police professionals, and other persons involved in the areas of security. This book concludes with future perspectives on increasing roles for private security agencies, hybrid agencies, and community involvement in civil policing. With its focus on practical problems and gaining results, How to Recognize Good Policing is a must-read for academics, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, as well as advanced students in related fields of study.


Jean-Paul Brodeur
Introduction
 
PART ONE: POLICING AND EVALUATION RESEARCH
OVERVIEW  
Dennis P Rosenbaum
The Changing Role of the Police
Assessing the Current Transition to Community Policing  
Jean-Paul Brodeur
Tailor-Made Policing
A Conceptual Investigation  
 
PART TWO: ISSUES IN PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Robert Reiner
Process or Product? Problems of Assessing Individual Police Performance
Jerome E McElroy
Evaluating Service Delivery of Police Agencies
Suggestions for Focus and Strategy  
Wesley G Skogan
Community Participation and Community Policing
Trevor Bennett
Police and Public Involvement in the Delivery of Community Policing
Vincent F Sacco
Evaluating Satisfaction
 
PART THREE: ISSUES IN ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Jack R Greene
Evaluating Planned Change Strategies in Modern Law Enforcement
Implementing Community-Based Policing  
Stephen D Mastrofski
Community Policing and Police Organization Structure
 
PART FOUR: PERSPECTIVES AND CONCLUSIONS
Les Johnston
Late Modernity, Governance and Policing
Jean-Paul Brodeur
The Assessment of Police Performance
Conclusions  

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