Partnerships in Action


Dominique Whelan

Several case studies of problem solving in the areas selected to receive community policing are examined. These represent police and citizen problem-solving initiatives at the grassroots level. Each case study used a variety of data including personal interviews with key informants, observations of neighborhood meetings and court cases, observations of the area under study, and newspaper and other media sources. Both a description and an analysis of the problem-solving process is presented.

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