Changing anti-crime policy through community policing in Albania

Research reports and studies
August 2006
Ermal Hasimja

This case study presents the results of a two year-long process of policy change in the field of security in Albania. The project aimed at creating a solid and legal basis for community policing in ten Albanian regions. In 2001, the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) initiated a long process of policy change which aimed to pave the road to concrete and efficient community policing, re-orienting the anti-crime oppression policy towards a crime prevention approach.

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