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The challenge and promise of using community policing strategies to prevent violent extremism : a call for community partnership with law enforcement to enhance public safety / David Schanzer, Charles Kurzman, Jessica Toliver, Elizabeth Miller.


Public Safety Canada Library & Canadian Policing Research Catalogue



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1 online resource ([v], 77 pages)


Author(s) affiliated with: Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University; Police Executive Research Forum; Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"This project was supported by Award No. 2012-ZA-BX-0002, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice."


"More than four years ago, the White House issued a national strategy calling for the development of partnerships between police and communities to counter violent extremism. This report contains the results of a comprehensive assessment of the challenges and promise of this strategic approach to preventing violent extremism. It is based on a nationwide survey of law enforcement agencies and hundreds of hours of interviews and site visits with police departments and community members around the country."--Page i.


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Executive summary -- Background: from 9/11 to the national strategy on countering violent extremism -- Results from a nationwide survey on use of community policing to prevent violent extremism -- The challenge: obstacles to using community policing to prevent violent extremism -- The promise: principles for community partnerships with law enforcement to enhance public safety -- Recommendations.

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