The Science of Policing

  • David John Farmer
Part of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety book series (CJPS)


A cumulative message of modern police research is clear and compelling. The traditional police institution and the traditional structure for using resources on the street are failing, and policy and administrative arrangements for managing field services require comprehensive restructuring. Police research has raised discomforting questions about traditional practices. It has indicated opportunities for upgrading the professional model. Beyond this, the research suggests the need for the new form of police agency that can marshal extradepartmental resources jointly to plan and to achieve order enhancement.


Kansas City Police Department Police Service Police Agency Criminal Investigation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • David John Farmer
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  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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