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Societal Implications of Community-Oriented Policing and Technology

  • Examines the societal implications of community-oriented policing

  • Explores possibility for improving police-community relations using technology

  • Presents innovative solutions for policing challenges

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Criminology (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)

Part of the book sub series: SpringerBriefs in Policing (BRIEFSPOLICI)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Supporting Variability in Criminal Intelligence Analysis: From Expert Intuition to Critical and Rigorous Analysis

    • B. L. William Wong, Patrick Seidler, Neesha Kodagoda, Chris Rooney
    Pages 1-11Open Access
  3. Strategic Analysis and Service Design for Community Policing

    • Olavi Kujanpää, Pirjo Jukarainen, Jari Taponen, Jarmo Houtsonen, Vesa Huotari
    Pages 13-21Open Access
  4. Addressing Ethical Challenges of Creating New Technology for Criminal Investigation: The VALCRI Project

    • P. Duquenoy, D. Gotterbarn, K. K. Kimppa, N. Patrignani, B. L. William Wong
    Pages 31-38Open Access
  5. Use of Apps for Crime Reporting and the EU General Data Protection Regulation

    • Christina Charitou, Dimitrios G. Kogias, Spyros E. Polykalas, Charalampos Z. Patrikakis, Ioana Cristina Cotoi
    Pages 55-61Open Access
  6. ICTs and Community Policing: An Ethical Framework

    • G. Galdon Clavell, M. M. Zamorano, J. M. Zavala Pérez
    Pages 63-76Open Access
  7. Project Genesis: A Strategic Review of Neighbourhood Policing in Dorset

    • Johannes Pieter Oosthuizen, Alison Wakefield
    Pages 77-81Open Access
  8. 1996 Initiatives to Integrate Technology into Community Oriented Policing – 20 Years Later

    • M. R. Haberfeld, Nickolaos Petropoulos
    Pages 83-90Open Access
  9. Policing the Community Together: The Impact of Technology on Citizen Engagement

    • Ben Brewster, Helen Gibson, Mike Gunning
    Pages 91-102Open Access

About this book

This Brief presents new approaches and innovative challenges to address bringing technology into community-oriented policing efforts. “Community-oriented policing” is an approach that encourages police to develop and maintain personal relationships with citizens and community organizations. By developing these partnerships, the goal is to enhance trust and legitimacy of police by the community (and vice versa), and focus on engaging the community crime prevention and detection efforts for sustainable, long-term crime reduction.

The contributions to this volume emphasize the societal implications of new technologies for community-oriented policing goals, such as:

-Strengthening community policing principles through strengthed community feeling and lower feeling of insecurity

- Reducing the fear of crime and enhancing the perception of security in large, urban environments

-Enhancing citizens feelings' of empowerment, belonging, and collective efficacy

Contributions to this volume were developed out of the Next Generation Community Policing (NGCP) International Conference was co-organized by nine contributing research and development projects, funded by the Horizon 2020 SECURITY Program of the European Commission.  It will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as related fields such as sociology, public health, security, IT and public policy.


  • Community-Oriented Policing
  • Policing and Society
  • Police Science
  • Police-Community Relations
  • Police Legitimacy
  • Technology and Ethics
  • Fear of Crime
  • Crime Detection
  • Open Access
  • policing

Editors and Affiliations

  • Senior Advisor - European Projects, Center for Security Studies - KEMEA Hellenic Ministry of Interior - Public Order Sector, Athens, Greece

    Georgios Leventakis

  • City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA

    M. R. Haberfeld

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Societal Implications of Community-Oriented Policing and Technology

  • Editors: Georgios Leventakis, M. R. Haberfeld

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Criminology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-89296-2Published: 07 May 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-89297-9Published: 24 April 2018

  • Series ISSN: 2192-8533

  • Series E-ISSN: 2192-8541

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 102

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Crime Control and Security, Science and Technology Studies

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)