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Community-Oriented Policing Implementation, Social Disorganization and Crime Rates in Small Cities

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Date Issued:
2016
Summary:
Community-oriented policing implementation has been examined under the context of large agencies whereas the literature on smaller agencies has ultimately been lagging behind The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the degree of community policing implementation within these smaller agencies, controlling for characteristics derived from the theory of social disorganization, to gather further insight into what variables may be impacting crimes rates Pearson correlation and OLS regression analysis is employed to obtain the necessary results The findings indicate that although community-policing implementation does not significantly impact or explain the variation of crime rates in small cities, the statistically significant results of particular social disorganization characteristics should be an indicator of the need to incorporate theory with practice
Title: Community-Oriented Policing Implementation, Social Disorganization and Crime Rates in Small Cities.
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Name(s): Przeszlowski, Kimberly, author
Crichlow, Vaughn, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College for Design and Social Inquiry
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 105 p
Language(s): English
Summary: Community-oriented policing implementation has been examined under the context of large agencies whereas the literature on smaller agencies has ultimately been lagging behind The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the degree of community policing implementation within these smaller agencies, controlling for characteristics derived from the theory of social disorganization, to gather further insight into what variables may be impacting crimes rates Pearson correlation and OLS regression analysis is employed to obtain the necessary results The findings indicate that although community-policing implementation does not significantly impact or explain the variation of crime rates in small cities, the statistically significant results of particular social disorganization characteristics should be an indicator of the need to incorporate theory with practice
Identifier: FA00004778 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MS)--Florida Atlantic University, 2016
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography
Subject(s): Crime--Sociological aspects
Crime prevention
Crime analysis
Sociology, Urban
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