Broken-windows theory has suggested a way of thinking in the community. Citizens feel safer when police departments conduct more foot patrols in the neighborhood, and feel the police were more aware of the crime that are occurring. As time progressed into the adaptation of the motorized patrol, some people felt that the police had lost touch with the community and were not aware of the small underlying issues of the bigger crimes that occurred. Through the theory of broken-windows, a zero-tolerance style of policing was developed. Some police departments, such as New York, implemented the zero tolerance style and claimed that it lowered their crime rates in the mid 1990’s.
Ethnicity and the Police By CJA344 The police department is leaving a bad impression in many minority communities, because of the corruption and brutality that comes from the police patrolling the areas. The police should leave a positive impression with the communities that they serve, this way the police will be able to ask the community for help when needed. There are a few people in the community that speak highly of the police because they have good experiences with the police and have positive opinions of the police and are more freely to cooperate with the police department. Lack of community support to the police force can lead to more crimes in the communities, as a result of the community the police can be less likely to work up to their full potential. “When crime rate goes up there is a further dip in the public perception of the police resulting in a greater antagonism towards the police on the part of the public “(1985).
Community Policing. The broken windows theory emphasized the role of police in improving the capacity of communities. The policing efforts goal was to develop partnerships between police and residents in distressed neighborhoods in an effort to prevent crime and promote early detection of minor offenses. Neighborhoods became safer to prevent any other serious crimes from happening. Page 2 II – The Pros and Cons of the Broken Window Theory.
| X POPX COP | (POP) and (COP). Domestic violence is pertaining to the community and the police working together to stop this from happing to people who are too afraid or proud to ask for help. | While police and area residents generally have a good relationship, lately residents have been complaining that officers aren’t doing enough to address the minor offenses that are affecting quality-of-life, as with loud parties, public intoxication, and illegal parking that blocks some residents’ driveways. | XPOPXCOP | (COP) and (POP). The community is not giving up on the police, they are just trying to get the police’s attention and show them that these problems are a concern of their community.
They go to work alive and they want to come back the same way.”(Tim Delaney). This goes to show that police officers need protection so that they can provide the same protection to you. Using the stop and frisk techniques the local police can go into that high crime area and stop and frisk suspicious people, which would reduce the number of guns in that area also reduce the chance that the police officer would be ambushed before he gets to your door. While this could still happen with or without stop and frisk, the chance is more likely without this tactic. I for one feel safer if the police can reduce the crime rate and number of guns in any area, especially high crime
One of the advantages of patrolling is that it gives potential criminals the fear of being caught in the act and citizens the peace of knowing that they are being protected against crime. Organizing these patrols starts with answering calls, assigning police presence to any given area, and looking into any suspicious activities. The patrolmen and patrolwomen that are responsible for the patrolling are, without a doubt, the police department’s most important resource. Each officer or group of officers is responsible for a particular well-defined area. While patrolling on foot doesn’t necessarily reduce crime, it does give the community the feeling of being safe and secure.
The high likelihood of detection by the police, and the deterrent effects of punishment have been seen as forms of crime prevention. But the traditional criminal justice agencies have prevention as a sort of side effect or unintended consequence of their main aim of detection and punishment. And they are, as we have seen in previous lectures, not that efficient. Specific measures aimed at preventing crime have always been around in an everyday sense. Families, schools and communities disapprove of crime and this acts as a form of 'informal social control' People lock their doors and windows against burglars, and perhaps avoid badly lit areas, or certain parts of town, with the intention of reducing the likelihood of victimisation.
Law enforcement also helps and acts in the Weed and seed programs. How does this related to the social control theory? By taking out of the community or lessening the high crime in the environment helps to change the social standing of the surrounding people. In other words if you change the social surroundings for the better then, I think that the negatives. For instance if there are more employed people in the neighborhood the need for crime should go down, because then people have the means to make a living, and this sets a good example for the children in the communities that see people work hard to have a livelihood.
She also found that the Police Community Support Officers helped contribute to the police by reducing juvenile anti-social behaviour and environmental disorder. As well as the Police Community Support Officers working to support the police, they were also found to have contributed to other agencies who were concerned with managing local conditions such as housing providers, environmental services, wardens and also anti-social behaviour teams. The introduction of the Police Community Support Officers did confirm some of the findings of the Foot Patrol Experiment, which was conducted 25 years earlier. This experiment did show that even though the foot patrol didn’t reduce the amount of crime on the streets, it did reduce the public’s fear of crime. Because of this the public saw their communities as safer and better places to live.
This code that has been established, is protected and feared as rules within such communities. These rules are unspoken and it encourages people to seek respect by engaging in criminal behavior in order to protect one’s self image and gain respect. For example, if a person is or feels disrespected or dishonored in some way, he or she may engage in a demeaning way to gain respect. The codes of the neighborhoods goes further in how being informants for police authorities, should not happen and showing emotions when challenged is not encouraged. These rules are a way of how the