Source: Mason, MI: policing.com.

The author of this article observes that proponents of community policing believe that this new paradigm has the potential to serve as the model for dramatic reform of the entire criminal justice system. At the same time, the controversial and complicated history of community policing reveals the daunting problems that would challenge the implementation of a community criminal justice system. Amidst this context, the author defines community policing; compares changes in the model of medicine to changes in the model of criminal justice with respect to prevention and intervention; identifies principles of community justice; and paints a sketch of a community criminal justice system.


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