Community policing in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Vicente Riccio, Marco Aurélio Ruediger, Steven Dutt Ross, Wesley G. Skogan

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In the United States, adoption of community policing became widespread during the 1980s. Although the details varied widely from agency to agency, these programs generally involved decentralizing administration to increase organizational responsiveness, engaging with the community in safety projects, and adopting a problem-solving orientation that extends the police mandate to include quality-of-life issues. Many of its tenets proved popular beyond the boundaries of the US, and community policing has subsequently stimulated new thinking about policing in countries around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolice and Society in Brazil
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781498769068
ISBN (Print)9781498769037
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Social Sciences


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