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Title: Community policing and security status of people in urban areas. a case study of Muyenga Parish Makindye Division
Authors: Kakuru, Fred
Keywords: Community policing
Security status
Urban areas
Muyenga Parish
Makindye Division
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: This chapter included the introduction, background to the study, problem statement, objectives of the study, research questions, scope of the study, significance and the conceptual framework to show the dependent and independent variables. The concept of community policing has been defined by many scholars and practitioners in various ways. Among these conceptual definitions are the institutional. According to the Uganda Police Annual Crime Report (2012), crime and social disorder is the focus of community policing. This is achieved through service delivery which includes aspects of regular law enforcement, prevention, problem solving, as well as community engagement and partnership. Community policing model try to strike a balance between reactive responses with proactive problem solving specifically on the causes of crime and disorder, community policing is essentially about partnership between the police and the citizens. Partnership in this case would mean each party having an agreed stake in the affairs of community policing, but is this the case, the amount of intervention of both the police and community in policing is not known, what is practiced in many Ugandan areas is sensitization programmes as little more than community policing quackery, consisting of pre-crime interventions that are based on neither existing knowledge of the causes of crime or existing knowledge of what programmes are known to change offender behavior. Security can be defined as the state of being in which individuals or groups may pursue their ends without disruption or harm and without fear of loss or injury. Further, to the organisation it implies being able to continue in business activities without disruption from either criminal threats or natural catastrophe. From this, it should be recognized that security has two bases: that of the individual or group and as it applies to or concerns an organisation. Maintenance of security and good order in the community is now being undertaken by organizations traditionally known as ‘police’, although we are witnessing an increasing trend towards the use of privately funded bodies, commonly refened to as ‘private security’. Whilst this development is concerning
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the College Of Humanities And Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University
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