1996 Beat Meeting and Citizen Training Participant Study

Justine H. Lovig, Jinney Smith and Wesley G. Skogan

Citizen involvement in neighborhood problem solving is a fundamental part of Chicago's community policing program. During 1996 we condudcted a survey of two groups of citizens to gauge the extent of their involvement in problem solving efforts. We surveyed particpants in the city's beat community meetings, and those attending training sessions designed to enhance the public's role in problem solving. This paper presents a detailed description of the methodology employed in those two studies, and a full set of survey questionnaires.

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