Current trends in society that effect community policing

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Current trends in society that effect community policing

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Summary

The Dutch Minister of Security and Justice initiated a research project:

  1. To make an inventory of the main trends in society that affect community policing.
  2. To gain insight in how these trends affect Community policing.
  3. To identify potential needs for additional requirements, training or continuing professional development.

The dominant current trends affecting Community Oriented Policing derived from literature study and interviews appeared to be:

  • decentralisations in the social domain, including healthcare, social and youth work;
  • digitalisation including social media;
  • demographic developments, migration, influx of refugees;
  • radicalisation, terrorism and the threats of terror;
  • internationalisation of crime and subversive crime;
  • increasing tourism, large scale events, and activities in the hospitality sector.

Publication data

Author(s):
Lakerveld, J.A. van, Gussen, I.W.M., Stoutjesdijk, F.D., Tönis, I.C.M., Zoete, J. De
Organization(s):
University Leiden - PLATO, WODC
Place of publication:
Leiden
Publisher:
University Leiden - PLATO
Year of publication:
2017

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