Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences
International Development and Service
International Development and Service, MA
Erin L. Barnhart, Ph.D.
police, policing, civil rights, community policing, development, development actor, United States
The evolution of crime throughout time has required a development of alternative policing methodologies in the United States. One result of this is community policing, where problem solving became foundational to solving crime, transitioning from reactionary to prevention-based policing tactics. However, serious issues with community policing persist. This paper considers the role of police officers as development actors, introducing a foundational philosophy of development and formulating new principles and suggestions for modern police tactics.
Reynolds, Michael, "Law Enforcement as a Form of Development: Community Policing in the United States" (2016). MA IDS Thesis Projects. 40.