The first of five papers from our Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project Cutting crime in the 21st Century: Informed proactivity in the midst of social and organisational change explores the multi-dimensional aspects of change impacting on the police service. It asks key questions:
- What are the implications of this multi-dimensional change for the delivery of effective local policing?
- How might a better understanding of the local effects of social, economic and technological change improve the response to local crime problems?
- On what does effective local policing depend and how can this be enabled? What are the barriers to achieving this?