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Community, intelligence-led policing and crime control

Bullock, KA (2012) Community, intelligence-led policing and crime control Policing and Society: an international journal of research and policy.

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This article examines the relationship between community policing, intelligenceled policing and crime control. Whilst community and intelligence-led policing have developed as distinctive reform movements within contemporary UK policing there have been calls for the two to interact in practice. In particularly, aspects of community policing are operationalised through the frameworks of intelligence-led policing. This article unpicks the structures and processes of (community) intelligence processes in detail. It focuses on the nature of information generated from community policing; how analytical products are constructed; and the nature of the officer tasking and briefing process. It is argued that community policing was conceived, at least in part, as an alternative to traditional reactive policing styles which coalesce around patrol, rapid response to incidents and enforcement of the criminal law. However, as community policing has evolved in practice it has become firmly embedded in conventional police-centric notions of ‘efficiency’, law enforcement and crime control.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Bullock, KA
Date : 22 March 2012
DOI : 10.1080/10439463.2012.671822
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Bullock KA (2012). Community, intelligence-led policing and crime control. Policing and Society: An international journal of research and policy. DOI:10.1080/10439463.2012.671822 Available online at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Nov 2012 15:07
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:32

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