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The Thick Blue Line

Neyroud, Peter
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Relational Justice Bulletin. May (14):6-8. Downloaded 15 May 2003.

Peter Neyroud contends in this article that significant public involvement is crucial for the success of public policing. Such involvement in policing can take many forms, including the public as witnesses, members of police authorities, local consultation groups, volunteers in small rural police stations, or volunteers in crime prevention efforts. Public participation can develop pubic confidence, enhance the legitimacy and inclusiveness of the police, and increase effectiveness. In this framework, Neyroud looks at relational challenges facing the police and ways in which public involvement in policing can help with these challenges.


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