Foundations of Community Policing in Canada, 1st edition

  • Paul McKenna

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Designed for courses in introduction to law enforcement, community policing, and introduction to policing.

This text provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive Canadian overview now available of community policing techniques and principles as they have been applied to police procedures and organizational structures in this country.

Table of contents

Each chapter begins with Learning Objectives and an Introduction, and ends with a Summary, Questions for Consideration, References and Toward More Learning.

1. To Begin at the Beginning.

Wrestling with Definitions. The Seeds of Community Policing in Traditional Practice. The Role of the Early English Constable. Sir Robert Peel and Two Divergent Models of Policing. American Antecedents. The Canadian Context. Leader in Community Policing: David Cassels.

2. Tracing the Outlines of Community Policing.

Crime Prevention as Community Policing. Leader in Community Policing: Robert Lunney. Theoretical Background. Practical Applications.

3. Understanding the Canadian Character.

Demographic Trends. Social Trends. Political Trends. Crime Trends and Patterns. Legislative Trends. Technological Trends. Global Trends. Leader in Community Policing: Connie Snow.

4. Modern Organizations: The Great Reconstruction.

Reconstructing the Modern Organization. Organizational Review and Reform. Leader in Community Policing: Christine E. Silverberg. New Models of Governance. Alternate Service Delivery Models. Continuous Improvement and Constant Change. Post-modern Theory.

5. Creating Dynamic Change in Police Organizations.

Bending Granite—A History of Reluctance. The Predictable Components of the Change Process. Special Circumstances Affecting Change in Police Organizations. Leader in Community Policing: David P. McKinnon. Institutional Change and the Transformation of Organizational Culture. Empowerment, Accountability, and Civilian Governing Authorities. Recruitment and the Potential for Organizational Transformation.

6. Problem-Solving: New Modes and Orders.

Definitions. Focus of Action for a Problem-oriented Police Service. Leader in Community Policing: W.I. James Harding. Leadership vs. Sponsorship. Practical Application of Problem-solving in Police Organizations.

7. The Challenges Raised by Community Policing.

The Educational Challenge of Community Policing. Education and Organizational Learning. Team Building and Team Learning. Stakeholder Education. Leader in Community Policing: Ross Hastings. The Ethical Challenges of Community Policing. The Special Challenge of Race Relations in Canadian Policing.

8. Community Policing Meets Technology: Conflict or Cooperation?

What is Technology? Detectives, Investigations, and the Sharing of Information. Weapons, Surveillance, and Control. Leader in Community Policing: Bill Closs. The Internet, Knowledge, and Community Interests. DNA Profiling, ViCLAS, and Criminalistics.

9. “Friendly Fire”—Questioning the Assumptions and Assertions of Community Policing.

Police Practitioners. Police Governing Authorities. Academic Community. Leader in the Community Policing: Chris Braiden. Community Groups. Municipal Governments.

10. Measuring Success in Community Policing.

Performance Measurement. Leader in Community Policing: Lenna Bradburn. Public Opinion Surveys.

11. Made in China: Experiments and Lessons Learned.

Halifax, Nova Scotia. Montreal, Quebec. Kingston, Ontario. Belleville, Ontario. Guelph, Ontario. Thunder Bay, Ontario. Peel Region, Ontario. Halton Region, Ontario. Toronto, Ontario. Ontario, Provincial Police. Calgary, Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. Victoria, British Columbia.

12. Future Prospects for Community Policing—Will Problem-Solving Dissolve Crime?

Broadening the Band—Erasing the Thin Blue Line. The RCMP. Restorative Justice. Preventing Crime—Promoting Communities. Moving to Blend Public and Private Policing. Chiefs of Police and the Future.

Appendix I. Sample Public Opinion/Satisfaction Survey.

Appendix II. Neighbourhood Crime Prevention Safety Audit Guide.


Published by Pearson Canada (October 15th 1999) - Copyright © 2000