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Can we speak in confidence? Community intelligence and neighbourhood policing v2.0

Lowe, Trudy ORCID: and Innes, Martin ORCID: 2012. Can we speak in confidence? Community intelligence and neighbourhood policing v2.0. Policing and Society 22 (3) , pp. 295-316. 10.1080/10439463.2012.671823

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Informed by empirical data collected in the London Borough of Sutton (LBS) in four sweeps between 2007 and 2010, this article examines the impact of a community engagement methodology encouraging citizens to articulate their local security needs to Neighbourhood Policing teams (NPTs). By acting on this community intelligence police are able to ‘tune’ their interventions towards those problems generating most social harm. In so doing, the data suggest police are able to improve public confidence and increase overall community well-being. This case study of Sutton is used to illuminate some broader patterns and trends in how policing in England and Wales is being reconfigured in response to a set of economic and ideological pressures. It is suggested that the combination of forces are liable to induce a revised version of the principles and practices associated with the initial model of Neighbourhood Policing (NP).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: neighbourhood policing; community intelligence;community engagement; public confidence; social harm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1043-9463
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2023 17:40

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