Comparative Examination of Two Police Departments in Portland, Oregon’s Greater Metropolitan Area, Analyzing Assault Related Offense Reports Against: Departmental Community-Policing Practices and Clearance-Rates
Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science and University Honors
Community policing -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area -- Evaluation, Community policing -- Oregon -- Hillsboro Metropolitan Area -- Evaluation, Crime prevention -- Citizen participation -- Case studies, Criminal statistics, Police-community relations -- Case studies
Community policing is touted as the solution to fostering restoration between communities and policing agencies across the United States. However, this remains a widely unregulated policy area where minimal assessments of available data exist on the effectiveness of community policing reform. Given the nature of police brutality and the struggles of policing agencies across the United States there is increasing need to measure outcomes. This research finds that community policing does serve as a proactive tool for crime rate reduction and prevention.
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Ackerman, Elizabeth R., "Comparative Examination of Two Police Departments in Portland, Oregon’s Greater Metropolitan Area, Analyzing Assault Related Offense Reports Against: Departmental Community-Policing Practices and Clearance-Rates" (2019). University Honors Theses. Paper 843.