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 could be because there is not enough officers either on at the same time or not enough officers in the department all together. I believe this could be an easy fix for all involved. Captain Strong can either allow both more overtime by officers that are of duty or allow officers to patrol the streets with another officer instead of by them self. This approach will not only increase morale for all patrol officers but it will also help reduce the workload by all patrol officers involved. The concerns of the patrol officers are the motivational strategies that are more than likely going to b effective.
This means that they cannot afford the latest security equipment and they are less likely to have highly educated individuals because police officers go through the police academy before becoming a police officer rather than college. While their funding and education may be lacking they are trained in areas that the private security or police are not. (Samuels, 2003). Both the private and public police have their negatives and positives. While the relationship between them is not a positive one, it could definitely become a positive relationship.
Studies suggest that public police officers see private police officers as unequal partners in the prevention of crime. Private police officers; however, see themselves as equal partners in the prevention of crime. Although the two have a difference of opinion, they both concede that there are some supportive efforts between private police and public police. Both admit that more could be
People want to go with armed guards because they believe it's cheaper, but they lack adequate training [and] background checks," said spokesman Jeff Thomason. "Oakland police are better prepared for this city's streets than a few security guards. "” (White, 2009). In an article in Covert Action Quarterly, law enforcement begrudgingly admits ““The era of dual law enforcement is here as government and corporations hire rent-a-cops to guard businesses and gated communities and to break strikes.” (Zielinski, date unknown). Like it or not, however, it appears that security professionals are here to stay.
One can only assume the same questions are asked of the youth of today and we often time find them pursuing the easy way out. Personal experience taught me that after many tries of trying to make a stable life at a low paying job, a criminal life maybe more appealing to them, as it was for me. As stated by William Wilson in When Work Disappears, “Neighborhoods plagued by high levels of joblessness are more likely to experience low levels of social organization they go hand in hand.” One would tend to agree with this assertion because in the slums on the island there is a very definite correlation between despair and level of crime one can expect to encounter. Another example is in Chicago for instance; in 1990 there was only one in three in the twelve ghetto
Because they have more time to become a larger and more skilled presence in communities, it will deter crime and will end up with more criminals being captured and brought to justice Another positive effect ID cards may have it that they will have the person’s fingerprints on them. This means that the police can stop people and immediately scan their card and cross-reference with the database to see if the fingerprints where linked to and unsolved crimes or cases. If people are given ID cards, it could solve many missing persons cases where the person has ran away from home. This is a positive effect because it means that missing family members can be found easier and returned safely to their homes. These can help to create a better relationship between the police and the local community because if this happens then people will be more confident in the police’s capabilities and people in their communities feeling safer and people will then become a helping hand for the police when it is needed.
Volunteering in Public Services Assignment 1 of 2 Why Volunteering is important (P1) (a) The importance of volunteering this provides extra help for the services; which makes the society a better place as they have more people to work so the police service can tackle crime easier as there are people willing and committed to do so. Also by volunteering you can contribute your own ideas so you can say your views on things. This could help the services, also assisting with fundraising in some public services the Importance of Volunteers in the Public Service Provide expertise, Can save the service time by giving up their own personal for important major tasks. Provide extra help. Contribute new ideas.
One way all policing agencies could improve is move to more of an intelligence led counterterrorism method. Many of the police departments place very little emphasis on counterterrorism. Outside of the big city, this is an issue that is on the back burner and is referenced here and there. There needs to be educational programs in place for the public as well as the officer on the streets every day. Looking for potential terrorist activity is similar to looking for criminal activity but there are many differences.
Some people are socialised into crime, some functionalists, however such as Emile Durkheim see crime as being normal and an integral part of all healthy societies. While crime constitutes a threat to social order, too little crime or deviance is unhealthy. It shows that the norms and values of a society are so strong that they prevent the innovation and change necessary for a healthy society. Crime and deviance can be viewed as functional. Durkheim argued that by having public punishments and executions for criminals, society was reminded of its shared norms and values (Bohm and Vogel, 2011, pg 70).