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Enhancing Police Legitimacy through Community Engagement in Problem Places

Anthony A. Braga and David L. Weisburd

in Policing Problem Places: Crime Hot Spots and Effective Prevention

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195341966
eISBN:
9780199866847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341966.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines potential harmful effects of the concentration of police resources in specific hot spots that could lead citizens to question the fairness of these practices. Complaints about ... More


Conclusion: Improving Policing by Focusing on Problem Places

Anthony A. Braga and David L. Weisburd

in Policing Problem Places: Crime Hot Spots and Effective Prevention

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195341966
eISBN:
9780199866847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341966.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Research suggests that it is time for police to shift from person‐based policing to hot spots policing. While such a shift is largely an evolution in trends that have begun over the last few decades, ... More


Legitimacy and Cooperation: Why Do People Help the Police Fight Crime in Their Communities?

Tom R. Tyler and Jeffrey Fagan

in Race, Ethnicity, and Policing: New and Essential Readings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776155
eISBN:
9780814777480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776155.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter counters long-standing social perspectives of police behavior by arguing that their inputs are inadequate in capturing the street-level mechanisms by which individuals choose to comply ... More


Are Body-Worn Cameras a “Silver Bullet” Solution?: Research on the Benefits of the Technology

Michael D. White and Aili Malm

in Cops, Cameras, and Crisis: The Potential and the Perils of Police Body-Worn Cameras

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479820177
eISBN:
9781479865864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479820177.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter is devoted to the perceived benefits of BWCs. For each perceived benefit (enhanced transparency and legitimacy, accountability, reductions in force and complaints, evidentiary value, ... More


Setting the Stage: Innovation, the Current Crisis, and Police Body-Worn Cameras

Michael D. White and Aili Malm

in Cops, Cameras, and Crisis: The Potential and the Perils of Police Body-Worn Cameras

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479820177
eISBN:
9781479865864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479820177.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter lays a foundation for the rest of the book by placing BWCs in the larger context of cameras in policing. The chapter reviews the explosion of interest in BWCs, largely as a result of the ... More


In the Aftermath of Ferguson: Jurors’ Perceptions of the Police and Court Legitimacy Then and Now

Lindsey M. Cole

in Criminal Juries in the 21st Century: Psychological Science and the Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190658113
eISBN:
9780190658144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658113.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines the impact of police on juror perceptions and decision-making, both before and after Ferguson. It first reviews the existing literature describing the role of police in court, ... More


Vagrant Figures: Law, Literature, and the Origins of the Police

Sal Nicolazzo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300241310
eISBN:
9780300255706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300241310.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book, demonstrating the important role of eighteenth-century literary treatments of policing and vagrancy, offers a prehistory of police legitimacy in a period that predates the establishment of ... More


Does Training Produce Professional Policing?

Nigel G. Fielding

in Professionalizing the Police: The Unfulfilled Promise of Police Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198817475
eISBN:
9780191859434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817475.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter uses contemporary policing problems and challenges to evaluate how well training prepares recruits, auxiliaries, detectives, and managers for the police role. It reviews patterns of ... More


Street Stops and Broken Windows Revisited: The Demography and Logic of Proactive Policing in a Safe and Changing City

Jeffrey A. Fagan, Amanda Geller, Garth Davies, and Valerie West

in Race, Ethnicity, and Policing: New and Essential Readings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776155
eISBN:
9780814777480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776155.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the development of “order maintenance policing” in New York City. It studies the stop-and-frisk activities of New York City police officers by examining temporal and spatial ... More


Complaint Encounters

Luis Daniel Gascón and Aaron Roussell

in The Limits of Community Policing: Civilian Power and Police Accountability in Black and Brown Los Angeles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871209
eISBN:
9781479870318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871209.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the negotiations over resident complaints—or what the authors call complaint encounters. In most meetings participants report complaints about crime and disorder in a specific ... More


Roots, Rebellion, and Reform

Luis Daniel Gascón and Aaron Roussell

in The Limits of Community Policing: Civilian Power and Police Accountability in Black and Brown Los Angeles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871209
eISBN:
9781479870318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871209.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter closely examines three of LA’s biggest violent disturbances—the 1943 Government Riot (popularly known as the Zoot Suit Riots), the 1965 Watts Rebellion, and the 1992 Rodney King ... More


The Politics of Partnership

Luis Daniel Gascón and Aaron Roussell

in The Limits of Community Policing: Civilian Power and Police Accountability in Black and Brown Los Angeles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871209
eISBN:
9781479870318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871209.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores how power struggles with police and racial antagonisms between Blacks and Latin@s problematize the goals of community policing and diminish the influence community leaders could ... More


A Handful of Gendarmes, Two Worlds, and the Frontier Between

Mirco Göpfert

in Policing the Frontier: An Ethnography of Two Worlds in Niger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747212
eISBN:
9781501747236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747212.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a background of the gendarmerie brigade in Godiya, one of Niger's almost sixty so-called brigades territoriales, the gendarmerie's street-level units tasked primarily with ... More


Organizing the Division

Luis Daniel Gascón and Aaron Roussell

in The Limits of Community Policing: Civilian Power and Police Accountability in Black and Brown Los Angeles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871209
eISBN:
9781479870318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871209.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The chapter examines the captaincy of Albert Himura and his academy trainer, Rick Patton. Together, these Captains defined the organizational structure of the two groups the authors observed—the CPAB ... More


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