The Comparative Approach to Counterterrorism
Community policing has become a common theme when discussing how a democratic society maintains law and order without jeopardizing the freedoms and rights of its citizens.1 Ferreira (1996). The definition of community policing varies among scholars and researchers, and an agreement of universal definition has yet to be established. Depending on the definition being utilized, confusion and difficulty may occur when attempting to determine whether or not community policing is actually being implemented within a police department.2 Maguire and Mastrofski (2000). However, the broad concept of community policing, which typically indicates problem solving and community involvement as key components for effective policing, seems to remain somewhat consistent among the majority of definitions.
KeywordsPolice Officer Crime Rate Terrorist Attack Police Department Community Involvement
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