Jesilow Essay 5

Jesilow Essay 5 - Congress passed the Violent Crime Control...

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Henry Tran November 22, 2010 Professor Jesilow Midterm Essay Question 47. During the 1990s, the number of police in the U.S. grew (“Hiring and Keeping Police Officers”). Why? The number of police in the U.S. grew during the 1990s because of grant money distributed to police agencies across America. During the 1990s, more than half of police departments grew in size. The rising use of crack cocaine during the 1980s also sparked an up rise in police population. Many new cops were hired in an effort to catch drug addicts and distributors. The American government wanted to put an end to the crack epidemic, which was sweeping across America and hiring more police officers was their solution. After
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Unformatted text preview: Congress passed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, police agencies were able to hire many new police officers. This Act provided federal funding to state and local police departments and prisons as well. As many as 100,000 new police officers were hired in result of the passing of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Although training was increased in the 1990s, many recruits still completed the training with a 90% success rate. The success of community policing also played a vital role in the growth of the police population in the 1990s because citizens were more likely to support general funding towards law enforcement....
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course CRIM C139 taught by Professor Jesilow during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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