Terrorism, Future Impact of Community Policing on

Community policing was the dominant law enforcement paradigm before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. After the attacks, antiterrorism efforts gained prominence and ushered the emergence of an antiterrorism policing or homeland security policing philosophy. Policing scholars such as David Bayley and David Weisburd suggest that this new approach to policing seeks to enhance law enforcement capabilities to prevent and respond to terrorist activities. In light of these developments, this entry presents the incongruities and complementariness of the community policing approach with regard to terrorism as well as the emerging hybrid model of law enforcement philosophy.


One of the leading authors on community policing, Gary Cordner, suggests that there are four essential components or dimensions of community policing: namely, the philosophical, programmatic, ...

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