CRJS 350: Community Policing Report a Broken Link

Criminal Justice 350: Community Policing explores the evolution of policing to the present day, with a focus on the community-based approaches to frontline operational policing that tended to dominate the late twentieth century. The shifting role of publicly funded police organizations is examined in light of relatively recent technological developments and the consequent transformation of today's social fabric. All of this has been largely driven by the increasingly transparent nature of modern Western society.

Particular attention is given to the theoretical framework upon which the premises of community policing and problem-oriented policing were structured during the late 1970s and early 1980s. This was a time of great change within public police organizations that gave rise to data-driven policing practices and accountability mechanisms. These changes were characterized by methodologies such as CompStat, which arose from the order-maintenance perspective of researchers such as George Kelling. The course reviews such methodologies with respect to their impact on community policing practices within contemporary law enforcement.

The following items comprise some of the assigned readings for the course. Additional assigned readings are embedded into the online course. Supplementary readings are provided here for some of the course units. A list of relevant websites appears at the end of this DRR listing.

Unit 1: Introduction to Community Policing


Required Readings
No supplementary materials have been designated for Unit 1.

Unit 2: The Reform Era


Required Readings
The Harvard Kennedy School home page is found at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/.
Supplementary Readings

Unit 3: Community Strategies


Required Readings

Supplementary Readings

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) home page is found at https://www.ncjrs.gov/.
The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing home page is found at www.popcenter.org/.

Unit 4: Alternative Policing Strategies


Required Readings

The Police Foundation home page is found at www.policefoundation.org.

The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science home page is found at www.jdi.ucl.ac.uk/.

The Australian Institute of Criminology home page is found at www.aic.gov.au/.

The Popular Mechanics home page is found at www.popularmechanics.com/.
Supplementary Readings
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The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research home page is found at http://www.manhattan-institute.org/.
The UK Police Home Office home page is found at http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/.
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The CATO Institute home page is found at http://www.cato.org/.

Unit 5: On the Meaning of Community


Required Readings
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The Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice home page is found at www1.cj.msu.edu/.
Supplementary Readings
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Unit 6: Future Challenges for Public Policing


Required Readings
The Police Sector Council home page is found at www.policecouncil.ca/.
Supplementary Readings
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The Australian Federal Police home page is found at www.afp.gov.au/home.html.
Click on “Publications” to locate this material. The Police Sector Council home page is found at www.policecouncil.ca/pages/home.html.
Relevant Websites
Canadian Police College
Police Foundation
National Center for Community Policing
Office of Community-Oriented Policing
USDOJ Reference Service
Center for Problem-Oriented Policing
Police Executive Research Forum
City Journal