Tom Miles Discusses his Work on Community Prosecutions

Can changing how prosecutors do their work improve public safety?
Tom Miles
Oxford University Press Blog
August 18, 2014

In the 1990s, policing in major US cities was transformed. Some cities embraced the strategy of “community policing” under which officers developed working relationships with members of their local communities on the belief that doing so would change the neighborhood conditions that give rise to crime. Other cities pursued a strategy of “order maintenance” in which officers strictly enforced minor offenses on the theory that restoring public order would avert more serious crimes. Numerous scholars have examined and debated the efficacy of these approaches.

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