Assessment of Community policing in crime control: A case study of Temeke ward in Temeke municipal of Dar es Salaam.

Deogratius, Edward Kihimbo (2021) Assessment of Community policing in crime control: A case study of Temeke ward in Temeke municipal of Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study was conducted to make assessment of community policing in crime control in Temeke ward in Temeke municipality of Dar es Salaam region. The general objective of this study was to make assessment of contribution of community policing on crime control in Temeke ward. The study was guided by four specific research objectives namely: examining causes for crime increase, the role of community policing on crime control, challenges of implementing community policing and measures to improve community policing. A descriptive research design was adopted and both, quantitative and qualitative research paradigms were adopted. A purposive sampling technique was used . Sample size of 100 respondents was selected. Data were collected by using household drop off questionnaire and narrative interviews. SPSS was used to analyze data and present them in tables with aid of descriptive words. The study found that, people commit crimes due to unemployment, poverty, delayed response of police officers once informed of criminal offence happening and injustice. The study also found that, community policing helps in crime control as it helps people to quickly identify and report to police stations any risking acts or behaviors of individuals, and helps in creating awareness to community members on crime. On challenges in implementing community policing, the study found that, some of police officers are corruptible, some of community members involved in community policing misbehave, and shortage of resources for the operations of community policing. The study thus suggests measures to be adopted in improving community policing. Key words: Community Policing and Crime control

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 15:42
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 15:42

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