made available through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), police departments across the country shifted their attention toward implementing community policing reforms.5
Running Head: MIDTERM EXAMINATION In the most recent times there have been many riots and like back in the 1960’s they are focused on a racial issue. It is hard to say what can be done to reduce the potential of riots without limiting civil rights. If the media was more censored that could potentially limit the amount of misinformation that is released to the public and allow for the police and other aiding agencies toconduct their investigations without being made to go into defense mode. Officers on foot patrol should focus on problems such as aggressive panhandling, drug dealing and loitering on street corners. These types of situations, left unchecked, reduce the quality of neighborhood life. These types of behaviors start the process of neighborhood deterioration and can lead to an increase in predatory crime. Patrolling beats on foot/vehicle and focusing on initial problems of social disorder, the police can reduce fear of crime and stop the process of neighborhood decay.6
Running Head: MIDTERM EXAMINATION ReferencesGeorge Kelling and Mark Moore, The Evolving Strategy of Policing.Walker, A Critical History of Police Reform: The Emergence of Professionalism.George L. Kelling et al., The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: A SummaryReport, Washington, D,C., Police Foundation, 1974; William Spelman and Dale K.Brown, Calling the Police, Washington, D.C., Police Executive Research Forum, 1982.Wilson and Kelling, "Police and Neighborhood Safety: Broken Windows."Police: Community Policing - Origins and Evolution of Community Policing –Crime, Patrol, Foot, and CitizensUnited States. Kerner Commission, Report of the National Advisory Commission on CivilDisorders (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968)7
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