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.  

Social Capital, Collective Action, and Community Policing: A Case Study in Sioux City, Iowa

Social Capital, Collective Action, and Community Policing: A Case Study in Sioux City, Iowa
Social capital, collective action, and community policing: A case study in Sioux City, Iowa
Mark E.Correia

In the Sioux City, Iowa, area (population 80,500), economic decline, increased diversity (Bureau of the Census, 1990; McCormick, 1997), and physical deterioration of the inner city have lead to an erosion of neighborhood identity and heightened fear of crime (Maas, 1996; McCormick, 1997). In an effort to increase citizen participation in public safety promotions, reduce the fear of crime, and improve the overall quality of life of the community, the Sioux City Police Department implemented the COPS-inspired Community Action Support Team (CAST) in 1994.

Research conducted over the past decade has contributed greatly to the theoretical and practical ...

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