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Compare and contrast the four different operational strategies: problem-oriented policing, "broken windows" theory, CompStat, and intelligence-led policing. Be sure to provide reasons why some aspects should be retained, and others discarded as policing evolves during the 21st century. Problem-oriented policing Plan and Scott (2019) stated that problem-oriented policing includes police officers working with communities, public agencies, and private sectors to identify the roots of crimes and disorders in neighborhoods. Additionally, officers also use past experiences dealing with specific crimes to identify solutions to prevent these crimes from occurring (Plant & Scott, 2009). This method should be retained as policing evolves during the 21st century. I believe police departments should spend more time working with the community to identify why specific crimes are committed in particular areas. For example, officers should focus on building a relationship with the neighborhood elders to understand what causes teenagers to join gangs. The neighborhood elders would more than likely have sufficient information because they’re more likely to have lived longer and have more experience in those neighborhoods than anyone else. Broken Windows Theory In 1982, Kelling and Wilson proposed the “broken windows” theory. They stated that if a building contains a broken window, and is left unrepaired, the remaining windows in the building will inevitably become broken (Kelling & Wilson, 1982). Plant and Scott (2009) stated that the “broken windows” theory is the belief that unaddressed minor crimes in communities will inevitably lead to major crimes. Many criminologists disagree with this theory and believe that aggressive policing against minor offenses tends to overwhelm the criminal justice system without having any significant effects on serious crimes (Plant & Scott, 2009). In my opinion, the “broken windows” theory should be discarded as policing evolves during the 21st century. The technique is an outdated, lazy, and
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