2012-02-21_161857_policing_models

2012-02-21_161857_policing_models - Running head: POLICING...

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Running head: POLICING MODELS 1 POLICING MODELS Student Name of your school
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POLICING MODELS 2 POLICING MODELS Introduction The statistics concerning crime in the United States can be stated or quantified in many different ways—how much crime, what kind of crime, how many arrests, how many convictions —it is almost infinite. The Federal government, particularly the U.S. Department of Justice maintains statistics, not just federal crime, but criminal trends and law enforcement trends across the country, as well as correctional department information from state and other prisons. States and local governments keep their own figures to show the types and numbers of crimes in their area. Even private and non-profit organizations maintain statistics on crime for various reasons. But, wherever the numbers originate, one thing is clear. Crime is increasing and the types of crime is widening. Certain types and categories of offenses are on the increase, of course, such as drugs. And in the last few decades, gangs have become a fact of life in every city of any size at all. In the past, gangs meant LA or the ghettos in another urban area. Gangs are everywhere. Internet crime, identify theft, and other electronicly based offenses are now everyday. Different ways of addressing the increasing and changing face of crime has become a priority for law enforcement. Budgets and limited resources is nothing unusual and must be one of the main considerations today, and the law enforcement profession is no exception. Today’s technology must be implemented in office procedures, and in the coordination of information and the forensic technology arena. But another consideration is the need to meet the criminals’ technology “head to head.” The number of officer needed is necessarily a prevailing monetary
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POLICING MODELS 3 issue in every municipality, county, and state. It does not seem that any jurisdiction has enough money to support a comfortable number of personnel to match the criminal issues of today. To address all these matters, different methods of policing have been proposed and tested. These are not necessarily all new and innovative, but some are a return to that which may have worked in the past. Not so long ago in the United States, members of law enforcement were highly respected and almost revered. They were admired by the community. No one has to be told that is not necessarily the case today. Policing is defined in advertising as the preventing, investigating, and prosecuting of the rules and criminal law violations. (Random House, 2010).
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