This textbook on community oriented policing and problem solving (COPPS), an initiative designed to enhance neighborhood safety, includes a large section on practical applications. Designed for undergraduate and graduate students in criminal justice, the text is clearly organized and contains many case studies that illustrate the principles described. The initial chapters give a history of policing, the changing nature of criminality in the US, the development of a more community-oriented government and police, and the development of the COPPS program. Peak teaches at the U. of Nevada in Reno where Glensor is a member of the police department.
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