Models, Data, and Analysis
Conceptual Model Th e primary objective of this book is to explore the determinants of COP implementation and its relationship with organizational structure. Previous research indicates the organizational context of police organizations may inﬂ uence both their formal structures and community policing activities. Moreover, there may be a simultaneous relationship between organizational structure and COP implementation. Th ese propositions form the conceptual model, depicted in Figure 7.1, that I test in this book. Because the measures and relationships I discuss are extensive, I encourage the reader to refer to this simple model frequently. It succinctly summarizes the basic foundation of this research.