Neighbourhood Policing Analytical Essay by michaelbourt

Neighbourhood Policing
An assessment of neighborhood policing and the way neighborhood policing affects communities.
# 147436 | 1,556 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | GB
Published on Apr 02, 2011 in Criminology (Public and Crime) , Criminology (General)

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The paper assesses in detail the degree to which neighborhood policing represents a major change from 'policing with the consent of the community' to 'policing by the community'. The paper argues that the very nature of this question indicates the degree to which community inclusion is viewed as essential to thinking on this issue. The paper concludes that, above all, the active inclusion of community forces in the approaches and concerns which direct policing practices in local communities personifies the extent to which fundamental change has occurred.

From the Paper:

"In conclusion, both the theoretical foundation and practical application of neighbourhood policing have been discussed in detail. Above all, what is clear is that recent policy developments such as this have aimed primarily to engage and include the local community in anti crime measures. This then personifies the primary reason for the implementation of such policies. Nonetheless, the reasons which underlie this development are varied with the general wish is to instil collaboration and partnership in community policing in a way which gives local residents an active and integral role. Indeed, ensuring that such collaboration develops is essential not only for creating greater community confidence in policing services but also in the practical fight against crime. As such, the above discussion has highlighted the extent to which it is certainly possible to argue that neighbourhood policing measures represents a move away from policing with the consent of the community, to policing by the community. Naturally, the ultimate responsibility for anticrime measures remains entirely with the police, however, developments such as those outlined above clearly indicate the degree to which community participation and inclusion is now viewed as a vital part of policing."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dantzker, M.L Understanding Today's Police London: Criminal Justice Press, 2005.
  • NPIA: National Policing Improvement Agency Citizen Focus Hallmarks London: NPIA, 2009.
  • NPIA: National Policing Improvement Agency Citizen Focus and Neighbourhood Policing Programme, London: NPIA, 2009.
  • NPP: National Policing Improvement Agency Bringing Faith Communities and Neighbourhood Policing Teams Closer Together, London: NPP, 2009.
  • NPP: National Policing Programme Neighbourhood Policing Partnership Guide: right people, right places, right numbers, London: NPP, 2009.

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