Siinviidatu leidis oma koha peamiselt kahel põhjusel. Esiteks, väikestele kogukondadele orienteeritud uuringuid ei olegi väga palju. Teiseks, ka Eestis võib praegu märgata ja ennustada, et mõned väikesed kogukonnad võivad n-ö üleöö muutuda märksa suuremaks (nt sõjapõgenike liitumisel).
Traditionally, police are expected to control crime, maintain order, enforce the law, and provide service to the community (Bittner, 1970; Trojanowicz and Bucqueroux, 1990; S Walker, 1977). Although this list can vary and/or encompass other responsibilities with shifts in the policing paradigm, these core functions continue to be regarded with the utmost importance by policing ofﬁcials (Ortiz et al., 2007; Zhao et al., 2003).
Ei ole küll üllatus, kuid paljud siiski seda erisust sisuliselt ei mõtesta:
There are clear differences between police departments in large cities and departments located in small, rural towns.
Politseipraktikate seos isikkoosseisu suurusega:
Police organizations and their method of operation were also severely impacted as police personnel expressed concerns over the lack of resources for addressing the increased demand.
Which factors are related to residents’ perceptions of police performance in a community experiencing rapid population growth?
Mõned vihjed soo ja varasema kogemuse kohta:
For instance, men were less likely than women to say that the police were doing a good job maintaining order in their community. […] For instance, men were less likely than women to say that the police were doing a good job maintaining order in their community. […] Next, the analyses revealed that residents who have not been victims of violent or property crimes within the past two years were more likely to report that the police were doing a good job compared with residents who have been victimized, a ﬁnding that was present in all three statistical models of police functions.
Based on the current ﬁndings, it would be important for police agencies in small rapid-growth communities to form partnerships with the local news media.
Huynh, C. M. (2022). Perceptions of police performance in a rapid-growth community. International Journal of Police Science & Management. https://doi.org/10.1177/14613557221089559