A relatively new and innovative set of ideas about how the goals of the criminal justice system can be achieved. It favors original, nontraditional approaches.to crime control that draw heavily on input and cooperation from the community.
A method of policing that is geared toward identifying and solving problems within a community that are particularly troublesome and then crafting creative solutions to them.
A collaborative effort between the police and the community that identifies problems of crime and disorder and involves all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems.
A newsletter published by a police department that typically contains information on recent developments at the police department, crime statistics for the area, tips for avoiding victimization, and so on.
School Resource Officer
A police officer whose duty assignment is to patrol inside a specific school.
A preventive patrol program staffed by citizen volunteers.
Citizen Police Academy
A training experience that offers citizens an opportunity to learn about the policing profession and even to experience some of the same sensations that uniformed officers experience.
A law enforcement agency's hiring of non sworn personnel to replace or augment its corps of sworn officers in an effort to reduce costs and improve service.
3rd Party Policing
A recently coined tern that describes police efforts to persuade or coerce non offending persons to take actions which are outside the scope of their routine activities, and which are designed to indirectly minimize disorder caused by other persons or to reduce the possibility that crime may occur.
The branch of modern law that governs relationships between parties.
Beat Health Program
A 3rd party policing program in Oakland California that uses civil remedies to prevent and reduce drug and disorder problems.
Minneapolis Repeat Call Address Policing
A 3rd party policing program that used a small detached developmental unit working on a diverse set of problems derived from a computer analysis of addresses with high levels of calls for police services.
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