Implementing Countermeasures pre

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1 BROKEN WINDOWS Broken Windows Christopher Loveless La’Karia Sam March 13, 2011 Crystal Dickerson-Bynum Introduction
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2 BROKEN WINDOWS From the beginning community policing faced fundamental problems to the underlying assumptions that have shaped American policing for most of the twentieth century. The traditional policing in law enforcement emphasized the independence for police departments and for the communities they serve. It takes into consideration that police deputies and citizens are co- producers of police services both working to reduce crime and produce a quality in neighborhoods. In the late 1970’s New Jersey State announced it had a program similar to the Broken Window Theory called “safe and clean neighborhoods”. This program was designed to improve the quality of twenty eight cities. The state provided money to the cities to take the patrol officers out of their cars and assigned them to walking beats. This was perceived as a punishment for some officers and also the officers wasn’t able to respond as quickly because of his immobility. Most people in the community was pleased by the officers being on foot they often said it made them fill more secure. Both programs are meant to function the same way. Based on where crimes are the highest the Atlanta Police Department is putting police officers in those areas of high crime based on the needs of the crime. Meaning that for every reaction there is an opposite and equal reaction (Newton’s Law). This is mostly used in physics but I think it works well in the police department. Every decision the Atlanta police department decides on the community will have some sort of reaction rather it’s positive or negative. Broken Windows
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3 BROKEN WINDOWS The definition of community orienting policing (COP) is to have the community help to control crime in the area and be able to identify suspects, while targeting the social problems that make crime rise in the first place. The purpose of COPS is not only to raise awareness but to prevent the community of Wellington Estates from the hassles, burdens and dangers of trespassers. Community policing is for police departments to regain relationships with the community, and gives the officer the opportunity to change their attitudes and behavior towards police work. Although most of the decision making is done by the police department long term relationships are created when police departments reach the demand of the community, are
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