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Unformatted text preview: 30/03/2008 16:16:00 January 30 th , 2008 Criminal Justice Chapter 6 The Police: Role and Function Police Organization Personnel decisions often based on time The longest person usually gets the promotion. The Patrol Function Account for 2/3 of most departments personnel Deter crime through visible presence Maintain public order Respond to law violations or emergencies Identify and apprehend criminals Aid citizens in distress Facilitate movement of people and traffic Create a sense of safety and security Deterrent Effect of Patrol Kansas City Police Preventive Patrol o Experiment showed random patrol has little effect on crime. Patrol Methods seems to have little affect on attitude. The Investigation Function Undercover/Sting Operations Police deceive criminals into openly committing illegal acts. Common in investigation of prostitution, gambling, and narcotics....
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