chapter  2
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Defi ning Community Policing and Researching Its Implementation

Defi ning Community Policing Community policing models have their roots in the failure of previous models of professional or reform policing to address community concerns. Despite resistance from some law enforcement circles (Zhao, Th urman, and Lovrich, 1995) and a belief that it is a passing fad (Weisel and Eck, 1994), community policing models have grown very popular in recent decades and have “become the new orthodoxy for cops” (Eck and Rosenbaum, 2000, p. 30).