Matching police-community expectations: A method of determining policing models

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The purpose of this study is to develop a method for studying and determining policy models appropriate to the local police and community. The empirical development of policing models is considered crucial during police reforms because they serve as guiding principles for more specific police policies. The process of developing such a model is demonstrated through a police model study conducted by the author. Respondents of the study were drawn from probability samples in an urban center, and their policing orientations were compared. A community-based model supported by professionalism, problem-oriented policing, and security was found to be the best model for this community. Generalizability of the method used in developing policing models in this study was discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-306
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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