This brief examines the interaction and synergy between the philosophical concepts embedded in the ideas of Community Oriented
Policing (C.O. P.) and urban security aided by technological innovations. While the philosophy of C.O.P. stresses the importance
of collaboration between members of the public and its police forces technology that is becoming rapidly integrated in various
police tactics creates new legal challenges and operational hurdles. This approach, coined as "Next Generation Community Policing",
is discussed through the chapters of the brief and illustrated with examples from a number of different countries and their
approaches to this topic.
This Brief will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, particularly
in police studies, as well as related fields such as urban security planning and sociology.