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Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities

Wesley G. Skogan

Abstract

Highly popular with both the public and political leaders, community policing is the most important development in law enforcement in the last twenty-five years. But does it really work? Can police departments fundamentally change their organization? Can neighborhood problems be solved? In the early 1990s, Chicago, the nation's third-largest city, instituted the nation's largest community policing initiative. This book provides a comprehensive evaluation of that citywide program, examining its impact on crime, neighborhood residents, and the police. Based on the results of a thirteen-year stud ... More

Keywords: community policing, law enforcement, police departments, neighborhood problems, Chicago, crime, race, immigration, keeping communities safe, police

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154580
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154580.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wesley G. Skogan, author
Northwestern University

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