The Handbook of Knowledge Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions (Google eBook)

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Dr Tom Williamson
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2008 - Psychology - 448 pages
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Recent trends within community policing suggest that the nextgeneration of community policing will be more "knowledge-based",involving a shift toward a problem-oriented and strategic use ofinformation as a basis for management and better use of policeresources.

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing examines howknowledge-based policing can improve the effectiveness, equity andefficiency of community policing. With contributions from a mix ofacademics and practitioners, this volume:

  • Critically evaluates the effectiveness of community policing inseven countries.
  • Discusses intelligence-led policing and the emergence ofknowledge-based policing.
  • Examines the impact knowledge-based policing will have onpolicing initiatives.
Discussions are set firmly within the context of current debates onrisk and the risk society, the broadening or narrowing of thepolice role, the importance of networks and governance andregulation.

This comprehensive collection identifies the factors that willshape the next generation of Community Policing. It is a must-haveresource for researchers and students of policing, policy makersand police officers. It will also be of interest to the growingnumber of people actively involved in crime and disorderpartnerships.


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Part 2 KnowledgeBased Policing Future Directions
Part 3 Engaging Communities and Regulating Partnerships

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About the author (2008)

Tom Williamson (1947-2007) was a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. He was a chartered forensic psychologists and held a doctorate from the University of Kent for his research into investigative interviewing. He was a former police office who retired from the post of Deputy Chief Constable of the Nottinghamshire Police in 2001 and was previously a Commander at Scotland Yard.

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