CONCEPT__Police_style

CONCEPT__Police_style - CONCEPT In one of the most famous...

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CONCEPT In one of the most famous studies of policing ever conducted, James Q. Wilson, a Harvard professor who later moved to UCLA, examined styles of policing in different communities. The examination of styles necessarily includes an evaluation of choices made by police chiefs and municipal officials about how to deploy officers and what priorities to emphasize in instructing officers on how to undertake their responsibilities. Assessing policing styles also includes consideration of how officers interact with the public and choices they make about enforcing specific laws or providing services to the community. Wilson, a political scientist, concluded that the styles of policing used within communities reflect the politics and values evident in the community. Moreover, the styles of policing were often specifically associated with particular variations in the cities’ political cultures and the structure of city governments. Cities dominated by elected, politically powerful mayors often reflect different values than cities in which a professional city manager handles day-to-day administrative decisions while the elected
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