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Citizens, cops, and power : recognizing the limits of community

Author: Steven Kelly Herbert
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
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Reveals the reasons why community policing 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'  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herbert, Steven Kelly, 1959-
Citizens, cops, and power.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(OCoLC)632749170
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Kelly Herbert
ISBN: 0226327302 9780226327303 0226327310 9780226327310
OCLC Number: 61240533
Description: x, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Steve Herbert.
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