2015 • $27.00 • 220 pp • paper
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After 40 years of research championing the police profession's move into the Community Problem-Solving era, there are police practitioners and scholars who argue that the police profession has entered a new, intelligence-led, anti-terrorism era. Police Leaders in the New Community Problem-Solving Era demonstrates that these innovations are simply ways of more finely applying the elements of a community problem-solving strategy within a technologically savvy, post-9/11, and economically downgraded United States.
This book chronicles what are arguably some of the nation's most capable police executives as they assist in moving their police departments into this New Community Problem-Solving Era. Given unprecedented access to the Boston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Newark (NJ) police departments, the cases are built using observations of police activities, in-depth interviews, surveys, and archival reviews. The reader will see how, rather than moving into a distinct era, even the most progressive police executives within rather forward-thinking settings are still on the road to fully realizing the community-based, crime and disorder reduction, and quality-of-life enhancing function of the police.
The authors illuminate the undeniable role that police executives can play in bringing their departments into the New Community Problem-Solving era and discuss the facilitators and inhibitors that will undoubtedly influence the police profession's move in this new era. Students of policing as well as practitioners from varied policing backgrounds will find this book relatable, easy to understand, and relevant to many areas of police research and practice.
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“One of the commonly forgotten aspects of American policing is that the police are often the only face of government for the poor. Thus for many people the truth or falsity of the constitution is determined by the actions of the local police. The journey from the professional model to community policing to community problem solving has been a fascinating one. The authors have successfully captured the transition of policing as the profession has attempted to keep pace with the dramatic changes that have occurred in American society over the last 50 years.” — Bernard Melekian, DPPD, Former Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
“This book is an excellent supplement to use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate policing courses because it illustrates the problems associated with policing that have compromised police legitimacy and trust, but it provides a model where legitimacy and trust can be restored. Police prac- titioners, regardless of their position in an organization, can also use this book to understand the value the new community problem-solving era philosophy and strategies have toward effectively policing a community.” — Richard C. Helfers, Criminal Justice Review
“An essential new look at Community Problem-Solving policing. Through case studies, original research and expert logic, Jenkins and DeCarlo dispel myths while showing how effective policing is both possible and indispensable. A must read for police, students, and all who wish to understand the problems and solutions of modern policing in America, this book is well researched and fabulously reasoned.” — Peter Moskos, Associate Professor, John Jay College, and author of Cop in the Hood
“Engaging and accessible, another vital strength of Police Leaders in the New Community Problem-Solving Era is its appeal to varied audiences, from police managers to students, and from academic researchers to policymakers.” — Rosalyn Bocker Parks, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.