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Born to fail?: policing, reform and neighbourhood problem-solving.

Bullock, KA and Tilley, N (2009) Born to fail?: policing, reform and neighbourhood problem-solving. The Police Journal, 82 (2). 117 - 130.

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The issue of problem solving as a component of neighbourhood policing is an important and potentially highly problematic one. The UK government claims in its 2008 Green Paper, From the Neighbourhood to the National, to be ‘absolutely committed to neighbourhood policing as the bedrock for local policing in the 21st Century’. Yet experience tells us that implementation of problem solving is likely to be far from straightforward. This article draws attention to the many obstacles identified over 25 years of experimentation with the principles of problem solving. The article examines what is known about implementation of problem solving in the police service and the factors which influence its delivery. It draws attention to lessons learnt and the implications for the delivery of neighbourhood policing.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology
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Date : June 2009
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Additional Information : NOTICE: this version was published in The Police Journal, 82 (2), June 2009, Vathek Publishing.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 01 Dec 2011 18:30
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 18:50

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