Community Organization Study

Justine H. Lovig and Wesley G. Skogan

One goal of the study was to determine the degree to which community organizations in the prototype areas were involved in CAPS during its first year of implementation. Based on survey interviews with hundreds of organizational informants, this paper examines the roles their organizations played in the community policing program. The survey was designed to elicit the differences in CAPS involvement between various types of organizations, and between the areas of study. The report documents how the organizations mobilized to influence the shape of community policing in their districts.

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