A collection of chapters authored by internationally known police leaders, academics, researchers, and professionals, Collaborative Policing focuses on the fact that the worlds of policing practice and research are moving closer. Using in-depth interviews with police and professionals who work with justice agencies as well as case studies demonstrating fruitful police–academic collaboration, it explores methods and programs for improving the quality of services provided by the police.
Many police executives, in conjunction with citizens and political leaders, now define the missions of their agencies on the basis of research findings, practical experience, and projections of what policing will involve in the future. This book shows you not only that collaboration can occur, but that it can also enhance police service, which in turn improves the quality of life for the communities they serve. Its descriptions of police–academic cooperation provide you with valuable guidelines for designing programs to develop a better police force and a stronger community.
Kratcoski, P. C. (2015). Perspectives on the professional practitioner in criminal justice. In P. C. Kratcoski & M. Edelbacher (Eds.), Collaborative policing: Police, academics, professionals, and communities working together for education, training, and program implementation (pp. 247-291). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.