WK 7 DQ 2 - political pressures from business owners. Split...

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1 Discussion Question 2 2 Due Date: Day 4 [ Main ] forum 3 Review Introduction to Policing , pp. 169-174. 4 Post your response to the following: Describe three of the alternative methods 5 to policing outlined on pp. 169-174 in your text. In 6 your opinion, are these alternative methods more or less effective than 7 traditional methods? Explain your answer. 8 Directive patrol is an alternative that are assignments issued to officers prior to leaving roll call and are directed patrol assignments that are based on crime analysis, specific problems, or complaints received from the community. I believe this could be productive in some areas but abandons other areas that criminals can move too. I believe this method is also reactive. Data, complaints, and problems are reacting to already committed crimes. The officers should be allowed to continue with routine patrols and gain trust among the community. The officers should already know problem areas of their beat. This also allows for business protection, or corruption made payable to the commanding staff or
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Unformatted text preview: political pressures from business owners. Split force patrol is also a reactive form of policing and offers little to no assistance to the community as the crimes is already committed. The police will also be interrupted and possibly upset the community as they are usually pulled away from calls. This is similar to the priority call ticket system were the community suffered in large cities when officers were overwhelmed with priority calls and no officers ever showed up for the low priority calls. Differential response calls falls into the part of split force patrol. The community suffers again. The calls are again reactive and prioritized. The rape victim gets priority over the murder victim, or vise versa; who decides? The priority calls place values on the criminal activity and a person’s life. The priority call system also is a liability to the city and law enforcement agency as the list of priorities must be set for the dispatchers....
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2010 for the course CJS 210 CJS 210 taught by Professor Garner during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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