This may just be a “sense” of safety, but officers like to think their partner has their back. In truth is could be safer to fight crime individually, because two police officers may seem to evoke the individuals with which they are involved with. Having two people looking out for the situation is extremely beneficial. If one officer is occupied with a task, her partner can be keeping a watchful eye on the surroundings and the circumstances that have a potential of arising. When all these factors are grouped together it appears that police partners would be more productive, writing more citations, and completing more arrests.
Rahkon A. Ross Dr. Edwin Otto Strayer University CIS 500 Assignment #1: Predictive Policing Compare and contrast the application of information technology (IT) to optimize police departments’ performance to reduce crime versus random patrols of the streets. Over the last decade, computer and telecommunications technologies have developed at a surprising rate. Increased computing power, advances in data transmission, smart and user-friendly graphic interfaces present law enforcement agencies with unprecedented capacity to collect, store, analyze and share data with stakeholders inside and outside of government. Ultimately, information technology represents a tool to help local law enforcement achieve its broadened and increasingly complex missions. (Reichert, 2001) There are many advantages associated with using information technology in policing.
The technological tools that will benefit police in the future consist of things such as the Global Justice XML Data Model and technologically advanced weapons such as the Taser. Indeed, these advancements are mentioned as future tools, yet these things are already in use by many police departments, or are in developmental stages at the current time. Regardless, the continued research and advancement can only stand to improve their benefit to police in the future. The Global Justice XML Data Model allows criminal justice agencies to maintain their information in a standardized language providing for increased opportunities for data sharing in a consistent format with partners across the criminal justice field. While the idea of this system is great, it has encountered some shortcomings in its development.
Policing has changed tremendously over the years. One way that policing have changed is that it is meeting the needs of the people in our society by reducing crime which is making policing more efficient. I will discuss some trends that are currently affecting policing, some foreseeable critical issues that may affect policing in the future, and what changes can be made to effectively address these critical issues. One issue that will affect policing in the future will be technology. Internet is the most common form of technology used by police departments.
The easier it is to identify the criminal the easier it is to get that criminal of the street essentially making the community a safer place to live in. We can only hope that as technology improves so does our standard of
Today's police have an advantage over their counterparts of the 60's and 70's with the help of the invention of the computer, new processes, and new calculations being processed. Information stored in some form of database such as business code violations, burglaries, citations, demographics of age of residences, housing appraisals, utilities usage and many others aspects are used to create an educated guess on where police should focus their efforts on deterring crime. When predictive information is used appropriately this can bring about a great change to law enforcement such as was seen in Santa Cruz Police department that used the data to arrest five criminals. However, the adage of “Garbage in Garbage out” comes into play. Typically, a human handles all data entered into a database and there are always clerical mistakes with data entry.
This program studies what criminals do, and how they do it, so they can counter react that and make it impossible for them to do it at a particular time. Now this is not bulletproof because the crimes still happen, but statistics show its decreasing and maybe with the help of this theory. Then the National Crime Victimization Survey, helps too because they are useful tools of information. They take the surveys seriously, and they find that majority of the people who take the survey have not reported the crime or crimes that they have been a victim in. Not only that, but it makes out statistics more accurate than before because now we have the ones that never reported.
The transcription of information by law enforcement officers is a new popular trend. This type of transcription helps officers to keep their notes straight and can be referenced fairly easily by the officer when working a case. The future of law enforcement is going to continue to change with the technology. Budgetary and managerial aspects of the law enforcement community and the rest of the criminal justice community will continue to be an issue. This is an issue that will most likely not change in the future of the criminal justice
So when applying social institution status on organized crime is because organized crime exhibits the same characteristics as some of the examples giving for social institutions. Again organized crime does the opposite of what the other social institution have done and continue to do, but it does resemble the same traits in producing productive criminal individuals for the organizations. For this reason many persons are drawn to organized crime because it exhibits value for those persons, whereas in other areas those persons feel rejected (Lyman & Potter, 2007). The next part of
The restructuring of this department is seemingly centered around information technologies, which is exactly the right direction in which to be heading. The advanced technology being utilized by the department is absolutely crucial in combating crime. Although some types of crime remain the same (a robbery is a robbery and a murder is a murder) some are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and only by keeping one step ahead can the department expect to maintain control. The new plans for GIS and crime mapping are working to reduce crime and increase police productivity. The statistics back the department up.