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dc.contributor.authorSargeant, Elise
dc.contributor.authorWickes, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorMazerolle, Lorraine
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T04:11:20Z
dc.date.available2018-07-30T04:11:20Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0004-8658
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0004865812470118
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173030
dc.description.abstractResearch finds police-led crime control interventions focusing on places and involving partnerships tend to yield positive crime control outcomes. Some scholars argue that these positive outcomes are achieved when police use place-based, partnership-oriented interventions to facilitate and encourage collective efficacy (CE), the corollary being that these CE-enhancing efforts lead to less crime. Nevertheless, differentiating the police activities that impact CE across different types of communities is not well understood. This paper examines the role of police in shaping CE in two contrasting communities. Using in-depth interviews with residents and key informants we find that police are most likely to enhance CE when they foster a sense of effectiveness, use inclusive and partnership-oriented strategies and when they implement strategies in a manner that encourages perceptions of police legitimacy. Moreover, if police can maintain or cultivate a sense of empowerment among community residents, they are more likely to foster CE. Yet the role of police in enhancing CE is different in different community types. We discuss the implications of these findings for policy and practice.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom70
dc.relation.ispartofpageto87
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titlePolicing community problems: Exploring the role of formal social control in shaping collective efficacy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.rights.copyrightElise Sargeant, Rebecca Wickes & Lorraine Mazerolle, Policing community problems: Exploring the role of formal social control in shaping collective efficacy, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 46(1) 70–87, 2013. © 2013 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorSargeant, Elise B.
gro.griffith.authorMazerolle, Lorraine A.


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