In this book, Robert Friedmann compares community policing initiatives in Canada, Great Britain, Israel and the United States and discusses similar efforts in other countries which have experimented with this policing strategy. The book deals with a range of pertinent issues, including fear of crime, the attitudes of police officers and citizens and victimization. Other issues addressed include police administration, style and training, how community policing is portrayed by the media, and the relationship between the police and other social services. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the concept of community policing, the forces that make it work, and the resources which can be mobilized to assist the police. By developing a workable, concise definition of community policing and presenting a critical look at its limitations and promises, Community Policing provides an invaluable guide for students and researchers of policing, criminology and public administration, as well as police officers and administrators responsible for the policy's implementation.