Police-community relations, Community policing -- Research -- Methodology, Crime prevention
Our examination of community-based policing research and literature includes thirty-two articles. The articles contained original information on departmental procedure, training, and interactions, both positive and negative, between law enforcement organizations and the communities they serve. The overall goal of community-based policing is to improve the relationships between police and their local communities. Community-based policing promotes positive relationships and collaboration between the police and the citizens in communities in which they serve. In order to improve police legitimacy and community relations throughout the country, proper training and a set of new performance standards needs to be implemented nationwide. Maintaining trust with the police and community requires continuous effort and can only be accomplished through multiple components coming together in a systemic, department-wide effort.
Portland State University. Criminology and Criminal Justice Senior Capstone, "Improving Police-Community Partnerships: A Review of the Literature" (2016). Criminology and Criminal Justice Senior Capstone Project. 13.