Community Policing in Indigenous Communities

Community Policing in Indigenous Communities

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Indigenous communities are typically those that challenge the laws of the nation states of which they have becomea€”often very reluctantlya€”a part. Around the world, community policing has emerged in many of these regions as a product of their physical environments and cultures. Through a series of case studies, Community Policing in Indigenous Communities explores how these often deeply divided societies operate under the community policing paradigm. Drawing on the local expertise of policing practitioners and researchers across the globe, the book explores several themes with regard to each region: How community policing originated or evolved in the community and how it has changed over time The type of policing style useda€”whether informal or formal and uniformed or non-uniformed, whether partnerships are developed with local community organizations or businesses, and the extent of covert operations, if any The role played by community policing in the region, including the relative emphasis of calls for service, the extent to which advice and help is offered to citizens, whether local records are kept of citizen movement and locations, and investigation and arrest procedures The communitya€™s special cultural or indigenous attributes that set it apart from other models of community policing Organizational attributes, including status in the qhierarchy of controlq within the regional or national organization of policing The positive and negative features of community policing as it is practiced in the community Its effectiveness in reducing and or preventing crime and disorder The book demonstrates that community policing cannot be imposed from above without grassroots input from local citizens. It is a strategya€”not simply for policing with consenta€”but for policing in contexts where there is often little, if any, consent. It is an aspirational practice aimed to help police and communities within contested contexts to recognize that positive gains can be made, enabling communities to live in relative safety.Even today, young men in Paktika province are known to take up arms as an honor and travel in their village to keep away ... This volunteer force is part of a traditional code of conduct and honor called Pashtunwali. ... All recruits would be subjected to a background check. ... and a uniform, and each unit would be issued a white Ford Ranger pickup truck marked a€œAPPF, a€ plus communications gear.

Title:Community Policing in Indigenous Communities
Author:Mahesh K. Nalla, Graeme R. Newman
Publisher:CRC Press - 2013-03-04


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