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Community Policing in Canada: An Evaluation for Montreal

01 Jan 2002-pp 209-230
TL;DR: In France and Quebec, they call the model: “Une Police de Proximite.” In Spain and Latin America, the common expression is “Policia de Barrio,” a kind of insurance policy against violence and theft as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: In France and Quebec, they call the model: “Une Police de Proximite.” In Spain and Latin America, the common expression is “Policia de Barrio.” In Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, the term is usually: “Community Policing.” The acronym in North America is almost a pun: C.O.P./P.O.P. (“Community-Oriented Policing”/“Problem-Oriented Policing”). However, for the public, it is simple: “the police is the police,” a kind of insurance policy against violence and theft.
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01 Jan 1992
TL;DR: In Canada, community policing has replaced professional crime control policing as the dominant ideology and organizational model of progressive policing (Murphy, 1988b), and despite the relative lack of external pressures1 for police reform the country has gradually adopted a shift towards community policing as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: In Canada, community policing has replaced professional crime control policing as the dominant ideology and organizational model of progressive policing (Murphy, 1988b). What is interesting about Canadian policing — but not unique to it — is that despite the relative lack of external pressures1 for police reform the country has gradually adopted a shift towards community policing. With heavy reliance on ‘US-tested and proven’ police innovations, technologies and strategies, Canadian policing is argued to have used ‘innovation through imitation’. Possibly this took place due to the proximity to the American experience and the growing readiness on the part of police chiefs and administrators to adopt strategies and tactics that seemed to work for their southern neighbour. This, in turn, was perceived as encouraging a wholesale and uncritical import of policing philosophies and technologies — mostly from the country’s American neighbour — which are not always appropriate to Canadian policing (Murphy, 1988b). At the same time, Canada is also not less influenced by the tradition and heritage of British policing and is following developments there quite closely. In fact, a recent community policing conference (organized by Loree and Murphy, 1986) dedicated a greater portion of its proceedings to developments in the London Metropolitan Police Force than to other relevant US advances in community policing.

13 citations

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TL;DR: A partir de un estudio exploratorio desarrollado in una comunidad con altos indices de delincuencia in la ciudad de Oporto, el result of una evaluación a partir of a study of 139 sujetos of the same population, of ambos sexos and with edades entre los 15 and los 84 anos as discussed by the authors.

9 citations


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  • ...Se creó un modelo basado en la idea de comunidad, guiado por una nueva filosofía que sugiere una especie de “asociación” entre las comunidades y la policía (Normandeau, 2002)....

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01 Jan 1992
TL;DR: In Canada, community policing has replaced professional crime control policing as the dominant ideology and organizational model of progressive policing (Murphy, 1988b), and despite the relative lack of external pressures1 for police reform the country has gradually adopted a shift towards community policing as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: In Canada, community policing has replaced professional crime control policing as the dominant ideology and organizational model of progressive policing (Murphy, 1988b). What is interesting about Canadian policing — but not unique to it — is that despite the relative lack of external pressures1 for police reform the country has gradually adopted a shift towards community policing. With heavy reliance on ‘US-tested and proven’ police innovations, technologies and strategies, Canadian policing is argued to have used ‘innovation through imitation’. Possibly this took place due to the proximity to the American experience and the growing readiness on the part of police chiefs and administrators to adopt strategies and tactics that seemed to work for their southern neighbour. This, in turn, was perceived as encouraging a wholesale and uncritical import of policing philosophies and technologies — mostly from the country’s American neighbour — which are not always appropriate to Canadian policing (Murphy, 1988b). At the same time, Canada is also not less influenced by the tradition and heritage of British policing and is following developments there quite closely. In fact, a recent community policing conference (organized by Loree and Murphy, 1986) dedicated a greater portion of its proceedings to developments in the London Metropolitan Police Force than to other relevant US advances in community policing.

13 citations