Community Policing and Problem Solving Strategies and Practices

ISBN-10: 0132392577

ISBN-13: 9780132392570

Edition: 5th 2008

List price: $119.00
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This book is about policing at its most important and challenging levelsin neighborhoods and in communities across the nation and abroad. Unique in perspective, its focus is on community policing and problem solvingand the processes that are being implemented under COPPS to control and prevent crime, disorder and fear. Extremely applied, thisnbsp;book focuses on daily processes and tactics and how and why agencies are revolutionizing their traditional philosophy and operations. This fifth edition provides updated information on crime in the United States, more emphasis on terrorism and homeland defense, and a new chapter on information technology.Authoritative and practical perspectivecombines the classroom expertise of a seasoned criminal justice educator with the practical experience of an executivelevel police administrator. Community-oriented policing and problem solving (COPPS) focus provides a comprehensive view of how agencies are changing their management style, organizational structures, and operational strategies to attack crime, disorder and fear. Includes topics such as computer-aided dispatch, mobile computing, records management, geomapping, CompStat, global positioning systems, use of the Internet, and surveys.Police practictioners with a fundamental knowledge of police history or operations or those working in a government agency outside policing andnbsp;are interested in learning about community policing and problem solving.
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List price: $119.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/28/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Kenneth J. Ken Peak (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is co-author of six editions of Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices (Pearson Education). He is also author or co-author of several related journal articles concerning community policing (as it relates to ethics, repeat victimization, training, maintaining neighborhood order, planning and implementation, problem-oriented responses to homelessness, and improving citizen perceptions of the police) and has presented a number of related scholarly papers. He also co-authored three monographs (i.e., problem solving Guides ) for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the topics of which were crimes involving tourism, cruising, and illegal street racing; he is often contacted by print and electronic media in the U.S. and Canada requesting interviews and written op-eds in those regards. He also has practitionerrsquo;s experience-twice being a university police chief executive. Finally, he has previously co-authored three encyclopedic pieces, and is thus familiar with the fundamental purposes, rationale, and approaches of such publications.

The Evolution of Policing: Past Wisdom and Future Directions
COPPS: Engaging a Changing Community
COPPS: Problem Solving
Crime Prevention: For Safe Communities
Information Technology: Tools for the Task
From Recruit to Chief: Changing the Agency culture
Planning and Implementation: Translating Ideas into Action
Evaluating COPPS Initiatives
Training for COPPS: Approaches and Challenges
Police in a Diverse Society
COPPS on the Beat: drugs, Gangs, and Youth Crimes
More COPPS on the Beat: Selected Issues and Problems
Selected American Approaches
In Foreign Venues: COPPS Abroad
Looking Forward While Looking Back: The Future
Award Winning Problem-Solving Case Studies
A Community Survey in Fort Collins, Colorado
A Strategic Plan Survey in Portland, Oregon
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