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.
The Nexus of Community Policing and Domestic Violence
At the federal level during the last decade, there has been considerable attention to improving the criminal justice system response to intimate partner violence, and to promoting the adoption and implementation of community-oriented policing. The establishment of the Violence Against Women Office (VAWO) and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, both within the U.S. Department of Justice, epitomizes federal acceptance and support of the two reform efforts. VAWO has emphasized, among other things, the need for better justice system response to women abused by their partners, the importance of coordination in response at the local level, and the necessity of advocacy and services for victims. COPS has emphasized ...