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Author Herbert, Steve
Title Citizens, Cops, and Power : Recognizing the Limits of Community
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Terrain of Community -- 2. The Political Status of Community -- 3. Elusive Legitimacy: Subservient, Separate, or Generative? -- 4. "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid": On the Resistance to Community Policing -- 5. "It Is So Difficult": The Complicated Pathways of Police-Community Relations -- 6. The Unbearable Lightness of Community -- Notes -- Index
Politicians, citizens, and police agencies have long embraced community policing, hoping to reduce crime and disorder by strengthening the ties between urban residents and the officers entrusted with their protection.  That strategy seems to make sense, but in Citizens, Cops, and Power, Steve Herbert reveals the reasons why it rarely, if ever, works. Drawing on data he collected in diverse Seattle neighborhoods from interviews with residents, observation of police officers, and attendance at community-police meetings, Herbert identifies the many obstacles that make effective collaboration between city dwellers and the police so unlikely to succeed. At the same time, he shows that residents' pragmatic ideas about the role of community differ dramatically from those held by social theorists. Surprising and provocative, Citizens, Cops, and Power provides a critical perspective not only on the future of community policing, but on the nature of state-society relations as well
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Herbert, Steve Citizens, Cops, and Power : Recognizing the Limits of Community Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2006 9780226327303
Subject Community organization -- United States.;Community life -- United States.;Community policing -- United States.;Police-community relations -- United States.;Crime prevention -- Citizen participation -- United States
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