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The Unraveling of Public Security in the United States: The Dark Side of Police-Community Co-Production

Brewer, Russell; Grabosky, Peter


In this article we review the emergence of police-community 'co-production', as a prominent crime control paradigm in the United States. We argue that although allowing citizens to co-produce through programs like Neighborhood Watch may be beneficial in many respects, such co-production is not an unmitigated virtue. While its proponents contend that co-production promises to enrich the provision of public security in the United States, recent events have reinforced warnings voiced by policing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Criminal Justice
DOI: 10.1007/s12103-012-9194-y


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