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Journal cover: Disaster Prevention and Management

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Online from: 1992

Subject Area: Environmental Management/Environment

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Policing in the wake of Hurricane Andrew: comparing citizens’ and police priorities


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Title:Policing in the wake of Hurricane Andrew: comparing citizens’ and police priorities
Author(s):Lonn Lanza-Kaduce, (University of Florida, Grainsville, Florida, USA), Roger Dunham, (University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA), Ronald L. Akers, (University of Florida, Grainsville, Florida, USA), Paul Cromwell, (Witchita State University, Witchita, Kansas, USA)
Citation:Lonn Lanza-Kaduce, Roger Dunham, Ronald L. Akers, Paul Cromwell, (1998) "Policing in the wake of Hurricane Andrew: comparing citizens’ and police priorities", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 7 Iss: 5, pp.413 - 419
Keywords:Attitudes, Police
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/09653569810795674 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Taking advantage of the breakdown of formal social control directly following Hurricane Andrew in Miami, Florida, this paper conducts a naturally occurring breaching experiment to examine the deeper structure of values about policing and police practices. Both citizens of the damaged neighborhoods and the attending police were interviewed to determine the degree of concensus/dissensus concerning ideal and actual priorities of policing during the crisis period. The findings reveal a remarkable degree of consensus among citizens and the police. The implications for a consensus versus a conflict view of policing are discussed.



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