The Fragmentation of Policing in American Cities

The Fragmentation of Policing in American Cities

Toward An Ecological Theory of Police-citizen Relations

eBook - 2002
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ABC-CLIO
A testable theory of police-citizen relations capable of explaining and predicting the relationship between police and citizens in American cities is laid out in this illuminating study. Sung provides a "place-oriented" theory of policing to guide strategies for crime control and problem-oriented policing, as he contends that community policing is a product of power relations among communities. Also explored: - How police and citizens interact with each other in stratified and residentially segregated communities - How services are delivered by police - How citizens respond to those charged with protecting them and enforcing the law.

Greenwood Pub Group
Lays out a testable theory of police-citizen relations capable of explaining and predicting the relationship between police and citizens in American cities.

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Challenging neoconservative fixations underlying current police reform on the disorganization of high-crime neighborhoods and bureaucratic inefficiency, and arguments that theory oversimplifies the real "cop world," Sung (Drug Treatment Alternative-to-Prison program, King County District Attorney's Office, New York), proposes a model for explaining police-community relations based on the broader ecological context of urban socioeconomic power distribution. While his model survives testing against data from the landmark 1977 Police Services Study, Sung acknowledges that it does not take into account insights from some key social science and other perspectives and needs fine- tuning which he spells out. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
ISBN: 9780313075858
0313075859
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 169 pages)
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