The Shortcomings Of Community Based Policing And Crime Prevention Initiatives
112). However, as was exemplified in Stewart (2011), relationships between community members and agency professionals are structured by power differentials (Crawford, 1995, p. 114). Current community policing in contemporary society does not situate police and communities as co-equal partners. The government has sought to mobilise the community and active citizen, while also avoiding devolving the central government of any substantial responsibility and power (Crawford, 1995, p.