Researching the Police — Zero Tolerance and Community Safety

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This particular research examined a community safety crime prevention partnerships attempt to reduce recorded crime and disorder in a particular location while also attempting to reduce fear of crime. It included such approaches as zero tolerance policing style, consultations with community and high-visibility policing. The research aims were as follows:

To determine what effect the initiative had for specific targets of reducing recorded crime and the fear of crime within the chosen area.

To examine the effectiveness of the partnership approach with particular reference to the culture and organisational structure of the police. This research was conducted between 1999 and 2002.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching the Police in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Lessons from the Field
EditorsJames Gravelle, Colin Rogers
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-35748-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-35747-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • police research
  • Crime Prevention
  • Police Service
  • Crime Statistic
  • Community Safety
  • Situational Crime Prevention


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