Lecture 14-Broken Windows Policing

Lecture 14-Broken Windows Policing - Lecture 14: Broken...

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Lecture 14: Recap of Police Roles in the 3 Eras Political Era Do public service tasks—helping drunks home etc. Report to local politicians Foot patrol in assigned beats, get to know community residents Professional Era Main goal is…. Random preventive patrol, rapid response, use of technology Rotate beats to prevent corruption Police stay out of politics Hierarchical, military-style command Era of Conflicting Pressures Goals shift initially to order maintenance, fear reduction, public service etc But COP was hard to implement due to police culture So other things like POP, Compstat and Broken Windows policing keep focus on preventing crime and/or law enforcement -Broken Windows policing is a good area to think more about what the role of the police should be -As it suggests a certain role for the police
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Broken Windows Theory A theory about how crime problems develop at place, and how police should focus their role to stop crime problems from arising Unique as most policing strategies are atheoretical i.e. send more police to hot spots—doesn’t focus on why hot spots came into existence or what police should do in these hot spots other than patrol there more Simple idea is that the process through which communities decline and become crime plagued begins with disorder going untended Social Disorder- _______________________- dilapidated physical conditions such as graffiti that is not removed, boarded up abandoned buildings, litter, trash filled vacant lots etc 1. The _______________________ Experiment A Stanford psychologist parked two cars with the hood up to see what would happen to them One was parked in a bad area of the Bronx One was parked in Palo Alto, CA around the Stanford campus What happened to the car in the Bronx? What happened to the car in Palo Alto? 2. Research on ________________________________ Research consistently found…. .
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Thus scholars hypothesized that disorder may have more of an impact People are not bothered just by crime, but also…. .“The daily hassles they are confronted with on the street—street people, panhandlers, rowdy youths, or ‘hey honey’ hassles— and the deteriorated conditions that surround them—trash strewn alleys and vacant lots, graffiti, and deteriorated or abandoned housing—inspire concern” (Wilson, 1975, p. 66).
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