Community policing continues to be of great interest to policy makers, scholars and, of course, local police agencies. Successfully achieving the transformation from a traditional policing model to community policing can be difficult. This book aims to illuminate the path to make that change as easy as possible. Morash and Ford have produced a contributed anthology with original articles from a variety of well-known researchers, police trainers and leaders.
Action Research for Community-Oriented Policing and Comprehensive School Safety Planning
The 1999 Annual Report on School Safety, produced by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, notes that when all types of violence are considered, (e.g., simple assaults, aggravated assaults, and threats), the amount of violence in schools has decreased in recent years. Additionally, theft has been the most common crime in schools for many years. However, the particularly heinous offense of multiple-victim homicide has increased. According to the report, since the 1992–1993 school year, there has been at least one multiple-victim homicide event each year (except for the 1993–1994 school year). The number increased from two multiple homicide events in 1992–1993 to ...