Policing Terrorism, Crime Control, and Police-Community by Tal Jonathan-Zamir

By Tal Jonathan-Zamir

This well timed and critical paintings takes a severe examine the moving position of police, who're turning into more and more liable for dealing with terrorism threats on most sensible in their average obligations. With an extraordinary empirical research, the authors of this e-book research even if this elevated specialize in security-related threats may perhaps come on the rate of addressing “classic” police obligations, resembling battling crime and working with neighborhood, daily neighborhood difficulties. additionally they study no matter if this shift has had a unsafe impression on police-community relationships and perceptions of police legitimacy, as their function adjustments from “service” to “suspicion.” via a four-year, multi-method research particularly excited by the Israel nationwide Police, the authors of this paintings have tested the results of this transferring function on a couple of key parts of policing difficulty, particularly: police effectiveness at battling crime and police legitimacy, drawing conclusions appropriate to any democratic police strength. the result of the learn offer a couple of concrete strategies for retaining effectiveness and neighborhood relationships of the police, with expanding duties, demanding situations, and restricted assets. This paintings may be of curiosity for researchers in criminology and felony justice, fairly with a spotlight on police reviews and counter-terrorism; police directors; and researchers in comparable disciplines, comparable to sociology and public administration.

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