Community Policing, Chicago Style

Paperback | January 1, 2000

byWesley G. Skogan, Susan M. Hartnett

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Police departments across the country are busily "reinventing" themselves, adopting a new style known as "community policing". This approach to policing involves organizational decentralization, new channels of communication with the public, a commitment to responding to what the communitythinks their priorities ought to be, and the adoption of a broad problem-solving approach to neighborhood issues. Police departments that succeed in adopting this new stance have an entirely different relationship to the public that they serve. Chicago made the transition, embarking on what is nowthe nation's largest and most impressive community policing program. This book, the first to examine such a project, looks in depth at all aspects of the program--why it was adopted, how it was adopted, and how well it has worked.

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Police departments across the country are busily "reinventing" themselves, adopting a new style known as "community policing". This approach to policing involves organizational decentralization, new channels of communication with the public, a commitment to responding to what the communitythinks their priorities ought to be, and the ad...

Wesley G. SkoganR, the author of numerous books and articles on the relationship between crime and society, is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Susan M. Hartnett was the Project Director for the Chicago study at Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195136330

ISBN - 13:9780195136333

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Table of Contents

1. Policing at Century's End2. Police and Politics in Chicago3. Crafting a Program4. Bringing Officers on Board5. Citizen Involvement6. The Program in Action7. The Influence of CAPS on Neighborhood Life8. Reinventing Policing, Chicago Style

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"Skogan and Harnett offer here yet another exemplary, extraordinary study that incorporates both fascinating particulars and generalizable findings. It is well-designed and subtly orchestrated and should become required reading in the social sciences. Not only is it engaging and clearlywritten, it contains hopeful notes about the future of urban policing...Community Policing, Chicago Style masterfully sets out an experimental design, identifies the elements of the program, asserts a logical model by which program and results are connected, presents abundant data clearly, and iscautious about generalization and modest about findings."--Americal Journal of Sociology