Source: (2006) The Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services. 4(1):22-27.

This article suggests that there is a growing disconnect between the practice of community policing and the specific examination and evaluation of the concept. Specifically it is suggested that there is little empirical evidence available regarding the effectiveness of community and policing initiatives and that, as a result, concerns have been raised regarding the development of these programs. The major challenges to developing community policing programs are received and a therapeutic jurisprudence model is proposed as guidance for the development of future programs.