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Citizens, Community and Crime Control

Bullock, KA (2014) Citizens, Community and Crime Control Crime Prevention and Security Management . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137269324

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From reporting crimes to volunteering for the police, it is clear that citizens and communities play fundamental roles in policing and the construction of crime control. Embedded in the examples of police-community consultation, community policing, Neighbourhood Watch, citizen patrols, the Special Constabulary and Police Support Volunteers, this book provides a timely examination of the forms and functions of citizen and community participation in policing. Drawing on thinkers as diverse as Plato and Putnam, Bullock explores the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control. The book considers how these concepts have come to inform government policy and contemporary police practice, and the impact citizen participation has had upon political decision-making, accountability and the promotion of a 'democratic' police service. Analysing the nature, extent and parameters of citizens' participation and the problems that participation may produce in practice, this book will be an essential resource for scholars of Policing and Crime Control.

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Date : August 2014
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Additional Information : Bullock, KA, Citizens, Community and Crime Control. First published 2014 by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN and reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: Full text may be available at a later date.
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