Teaching Case - Community Development and Community Policing in Seattle's Chinatown International District (A)

Community Development and Community Policing in Seattle's Chinatown International District (A)


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  • Product Description

    When a community development corporation seeking to improve the housing and quality of life in Seattle's Chinatown "international district" approaches the Seattle police, it receives a chilly reception. The neighborhood, though it had endured a long-term decline, was not viewed by police as a high-crime area where patrols should be a priority. This case describes the interaction, over a three-year period, of organizers from the Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority and the Seattle Police--including the struggles of community organizers to secure public safety resources and disagreements with the police as to the most effective and appropriate community policing tactics to employ. This case is part of a multi-city project supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation with funding provided by the Metropolitan Life Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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    Publication Date: August 01, 1999
    HKS Case Number: 1531.0
    Case Author: John Buntin
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 18
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    Funding Source: Pew Charitable Trust, Metropolitan Life, Charles Stewart Mott
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 16-25
    _geography: US & Canada
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