Medical

Watching Police Watching Communities

by Mike McConville
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2005-08-18
Genre: Medical
Pages: 284 pages
ISBN 13: 1134905971
ISBN 10: 9781134905973
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Watching Police Watching Communities written by Mike McConville, published by Routledge which was released on 2005-08-18. Download Watching Police Watching Communities Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Today, Government ministers and senior police officers depict Neighbourhood Watch, the centrepiece of the scheme, as a great success. However, Watching Police, Watching Communities reveals that most schemes are dormant or dead. -- From the early 80s community policing has been held up as a new commitment to the ideals of service and the rejection of coercive policing styles. The idea was to encourage a partnership between the public and police in which community needs would be met by officers on local beats. Today, Government ministers and senior police officers depict Neighbourhood Watch, the centrepiece of the scheme, as a great success. However, Watching Police, Watching Communities reveals that most schemes are dormant or dead. The authors trace the causes of scheme failure to the lack of commitment to community policing by police forces. Most importantly, they find a police rank-and-file culture which celebrates aggression, machismo and the assertion of authority especially against areas occupied by ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged groups.