Week 2 Forum.docx - 1 Briefly Summarize the Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment Are the implications of the results still current today Should they

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1. Briefly Summarize the Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment. Are the implications of the results still current today? Should they be relied on to make patrol allocation and distribution decisions in modern cities and communities? Why or why not? Fully explain your position. The Kansas City preventive patrol experiment initially conducted in 1972. This experiment concluded that random patrol by police officers in police cars did not have any effect of lowering the crime rate (Andresen, 2014). The police department was under the assumption that having police on patrol will discourage potential criminals. Administrators thought that if more police officers were on patrol it would gain the trust of the people without having to fear crime within the community. By having the Kansas City preventive police patrol, it was considered that it prevented crime and gave the public confident in the police department. Police departments have learned lessons from the Kansas City preventive patrol experiment, no longer are random patrol conducted.
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  • Spring '14
  • MichaelPittaro
  • Police Department, City Preventive Patrol, Preventive Patrol Experiment

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