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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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- Spring '08
- Los Angeles police, police discretion, woman police officer, Police Preventive Patrol, Function Police Organization