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dc.contributor.authorReady, Justin
dc.contributor.authorWeisburd, David
dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Graham
dc.description.abstractThe role of victims in enhancing community policing has received little scholarly attention. This paper adds to the current state of knowledge about the role of victims in policing and the relationship between victim organizations and police departments as part of community policing. Relying upon a national survey of police departments and victim organizations carried out by the Police Foundation and the National Center for Victims of Crime, we present a broad snapshot of community policing partnerships that draw from the experience and knowledge of victims and victim service providers. Our research indicates that while a majority of police executives believe there are benefits to involving victims in community policing, most also report that when it comes to problem solving and crime prevention it is more useful for officers to interact with community members without special attention to who has been a crime victim. Regardless of this view, a large proportion of police agencies report supporting abroad set of practices that focus on crime victims. Finally, our study reinforces the position that the broad approach and policies of a police agency toward victims play a central role in the development of partnerships between police and victim organizations.
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Review of Victimology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolice Administration, Procedures and Practice
dc.titleThe Role of Crime Victims in American Policing: Findings from a National Survey of Police and Victim Organizations
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorReady, Justin T.

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