Perspectives of Community Policing in Greece
This research article studies the implementation of community policing in Greece under the critical impact of severe constraints related to the historical, political and socioeconomic background of the country. Based on an analysis of the main components of the philosophy of community policing, it is explained how this contemporary form of policing can be impeded or even fail if it lacks of a comprehensive strategy with community’s active involvement, independency from politics as well as sufficient resources and scientific research in the field. It concludes with main findings in understanding the limited development and progress of community policing in Greece and offers concrete proposals for the improvement of the current situation.
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