This book provides a view into the multi-dimensional and multi-contextual nature of community policing. It brings together important conceptual discussions as well as numerous case studies and real-life examples of European community policing practices. It further offers insights into how the (primarily locally focused) concept of community policing fits into an increasingly interconnected world. Our book is intended for professionals working in community policing, academics and policymakers developing community policing procedures. In addition, the book aims to provide information for readers who are new to the subject of community policing. The wide range of examples and case studies make it also an excellent resource for teaching materials.
Petra Saskia Bayerl is Associate Dean of Diversity and Associate Professor of Technology and Organizational Behaviour at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands. She further acts as Co-Director of CESAM (Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management, Erasmus University, NL) and Visiting Research Fellow at CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research, Sheffield Hallam University, UK). She is a regular speaker at police and security conferences and workshops and member of advisory boards of EU projects as well as program Committee Member for international conferences. Her research lays at the intersection of human-computer interaction, organizational communication and organizational change with a special focus on the impact of technological innovations and public safety. Her research has been published in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, New Media and Society and Journal of Organizational Behavior as well as international conferences in psychology, management, computational linguistics and computer sciences and books. Her most recent books as co-editor are "Application of Big Data for National Security" (Elsevier) and "Open Source Intelligence Investigation: From Strategy to Implementation" (Springer).
Ruza Karlovic, PhD, Chief Police Inspector, is a lecturer at the Police College, Police Academy Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated from Zagreb Police College in 2002. The following year she started working as a research assistant at Police College, Department of Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency. In 2007, she graduated with a licentiate from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb where she eventually defended her PhD thesis in 2012. Her research interests focus on police status and duties in society, crime prevention and sociology of crime. She has participated in the implementation of project activities in the Twinning Light project IPA HR/2008/IBJH/04TL, strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Interior in the field of crime prevention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Croatia. In the field of police sciences, she has authored a number of articles, scientific papers, conference abstracts and books. She taught CEPOL courses on community policing and crime prevention. She is a member of the European Society of Criminology (ESC).
Babak Akhgar is Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research) at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He has more than 100 refereed publications in international journals and conferences on strategic information systems with specific focus on knowledge management (KM) and intelligence management. He is member of editorial boards of several international journals and has acted as Chair and Program Committee Member for numerous international conferences. He has extensive and hands-on experience in the development, management and execution of KM-projects and large international security initiatives (e.g., the application of social media in crisis management, intelligence-based combating of terrorism and organized crime, gun crime, cyber-crime and cyber terrorism and cross-cultural ideology polarization). In addition to this, he acts as technical lead in EU security projects (e.g., projects Courage on Cyber-Crime and Cyber-Terrorism and Athena on the Application of Social Media and Mobile Devices in Crisis Management). Currently, he is the technical lead on EU H2020-project TENSOR on dark web. He has co-edited several books on Intelligence Management. His recent books are titled "Strategic Intelligence Management (National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies)", "Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime", "Emerging Trends in ICT Security" and "Application of Big Data for National Security". Prof Akhgar is board member of the European Organisation for Security (EOS) and member of the academic advisory board of SAS UK.
Garik Markarian holds the Chair in Communication Systems in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, UK and is the CEO and Founder of Rinicom Ltd (www.rinicom.com). Prior to joining Lancaster University he spent over ten years in the wireless broadband industry, working in senior executive positions for UK, USA and Canadian technology companies. He is one of the founding members of the IEEE802.16 standard, where he chaired a number of working groups aiming at selecting PHY Layer solutions and actively contributed to the EUROCAE WG-82 (AeroMAX), EUROCAE WG-72 and IEEE802.16m standards. His current research interests include IMT-advanced systems, Wireless broadband for aviation security applications, non-linearity mitigation for OFDM/OFDMA, QoS and QoE, cross-layer optimization techniques and ad-hoc mesh networks. He has co-authored over 700 publications including 42 patents, 4 text books and 12 standard contributions. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences in Armenia and for a long time served as the Chair of the IET Professional Panel in Communications. Under his management, Rinicom grew up to become one of the world's leading technology companies supplying its products to first responders and security agencies around the world. In recognition of these achievements, Rinicom was awarded with the Queens Awards for Excellence in Business.
Part 1: CP context and processes.- Introduction; P. Saskia Bayerl et al.- Community policing in support of social cohesion; I. Sucic, R. Karlovic.- Fostering accountability in community policing; B. Cole.- Community policing: The relevance of social contexts; M. van der Giessen et al.- Community Policing as a social system and its components; J. Houtsonen et al.- Part 2: European CP practices and case studies.- Community policing and radicalization: Evaluation and European examples; H. Nitsch, S. Ronert.- Police liaison approaches to managing political protest: a critical analysis of a prominent UK example; D. Waddington.- Community policing and public perception: Belgian expectations and images of the police; I. Verwee.- Joining forces for our security in Austrian community policing; G. Lang et al.- Security as the basis behind community policing: Croatia's community policing approach; I. Sucic, R. Karlovic.- Community policing case studies: proposing a social media approach; G. Leventakis et al.- Part 3: CP in an interconnected world.- New crime landscapes and new technologies for community policing; D.B. Vasile.- Social media: facilitator and stimulator of community policing; C.C.M.T. Broekman et al.- Mobile communications for community policing; G. Markarian et al.- Importance of cyber security; A. Tarter.- Applying computational intelligence to community policing and forensic investigations; A.M. Ali, P. Angelov.- Evaluating the design and implementation of CP-Support technologies: a Participatory framework; P.S. Bayerl, G. Jacobs.- Concluding remarks; B. Akhgar et al.