From this it seems as though police officers dont do

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from this it seems as though police officers don’t do a lot Policing Function, Budgets - they are paid out of tax dollars - in 2009, they asked the Chief Blair to cut back on the budget, but instead he came back asking for a 3% increase o they are in need of the increase because they argue the context of safety, security o they say they need MORE officers o the biggest piece of the increase is rising salary wages argument is that it is a dangerous job pay them well because it reduces corruption and holds them honorable it is shift work, therefore it means that compensation for irregular working hours o Sunshine list: Anyone who earns over 100000 dollars are on the list 3200+ police officers are on the list - Are the right questions being asked? - What are the choices? - How do we evaluate the police/need for police o How do we determine money well spent? o What is the return we are looking for in the investment? Would increasing police budgets reduce crime? - - at this time, US crime was similar to Canada’s o peaked, but started declining before this funding happened - standard correlates to crime
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o poverty, - No consistent efforts o Some stations that got a lot of police officers, crime rates went up - Key question: why would we expect a few additional police to make a difference? o If anything, more police officers might go up as there are more police officers witnessing crime o Strength per police service may not be impacting significantly, Just because there are more officers, it doesn’t mean they are used more effectively o In our evaluation of police officers: Is crime reduction a good measure to measure the effectiveness of police officers? Question does a study like this answer? - how were they deployed? o Before this would you expect more officers to have an impact o When something has already started happening, an intervention doesn’t mean its impacting it o Pre-existing trend and current trends What about the effects of police deployment on more ‘ordinary crime? - Hot Spot o At places of frequent crimes, police has an impact as long as they are physically there o Have a general deterrence effect o Shown from numerous studies that there is a bit of deterrent effect as the perception of getting caught lasts
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