and abroad. This strategy follows the research that a little chronic offending criminals who do most the crime and will be punished to stop the crime. This strategy can be used with crackdowns or specific target of groups of people and or gangs. This can be used by giving those who follow the rules social service and employment opportunities, which is where community policing could come in and serve the community after the criminal activity has been targeted. This can show the police are here to help as well as fight crime and the trust of the community won 't be lost after the crackdown.
It allows the community to share responsibilities in the crime-reduction and problem solving (National Crime Prevention Council, 2008). With the process and structure of community policing involving many avenues to combat crime, to use multiple agencies, city leaders, and the community organizations, individuals, media, and business as partners in solving the issues (Diamond & Weiss, 2009). As with using leaders, they serve as role models, and use their position to guide and educate others, while keeping the vision alive (U.S. Department of Justice, 2014). In fact community policing can survive best with the active involvement of all (Sulaiman, Othman, Hamsen, Samah, & D’Silva,
Community policing has faced challenges in measuring the effectiveness of its strategies. Community policing has led to officers making fewer arrest (Mastrofski et al., 1995). Some people may see this as a positive thing, but critics of community policing may see this as a fault. Many officers are evaluated on how many criminals they get off the streets and the fact that less arrests are made by community policing officers can be a reason for skepticism. When it comes to serving the public with non-crime fighting services, community policing officers and regular officers seem not to have any difference in positive interaction of the people in the community, dealing with problems that citizens have, or doing order maintenance (Snipes, 2002).
Once that problem has been over came, then the agency can focus upon team work with their community to help solve crimes along with getting focused on other community concerns (Corsianos, 2011). Although this change is necessary in order to work efficiently together, the police officers will still continue to be proactive and aggressive on crime control but unlike in the past it will allow for the community to have an input. With the communities input, this lets them choose or help guide the department in where they believe the city and the organization needs to put its main effuses at. An example of this would be teen drug use and abuse in the schools. The department could go and set up a program with the school, unless they have a school resource
Community oriented policing is the proactive deployment method used by patrol officers in order to find solutions to why crime is occurring within a given community. Officers use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze and uncover the underlying issues of a community that are posing threats to public safety and address ways this can be prevented. In many communities throughout the United States, police officers strive to build better relationships with community members, yet building relationships with youth within a community, especially a community over run by gangs, crime and drugs is a much tougher issue. These juveniles are at higher risk for entering into the juvenile justice system based on the many risk factors prevalent in their personal lives and communities and typically their view of police officers is negative. A juveniles view of police is heavily influenced by many environmental variables and their commitment to any alternate subculture (Jackson, 2002).
Furthermore, Wilson, R., Brown T.H, & Schuster, B. (2009) indicate, “the Neighborhood Watch program has influenced the startup of other residential crime prevention programs such as block watch, apartment watch, citizen alert and community watch.” One of the main problems faced by residents and families of a community is the fear of being victimized and/or hurt by criminals. With this in mind, the goal is to alter the community’s environment and provide a sense of security and deterrence to crime. Several tools may be used to combat and prevent crime such as signs, better lighting, alarm and camera systems that may help accomplish such a task. How is the effectiveness of a neighborhood watch program measured?
Through my research, I will be conducting an outcome evaluation in order to see changes in gang-related activity and a change in violence in youth participants. This program w... ... middle of paper ... ...anonymous. 4. CONCLUSION The Little Village Gang Violence Reduction Program is in place to target and potentially control violent youth gang offenders in the form of increased supervision by the police or probation department along with help from different members of the community. This program provides a wide range of services for targeted youth to encourage transition into legitimate behavior such as a good education, jobs, family support, counseling, recreational opportunities, and more.
Each project discussed has the same idea of stressing the importance and knowledge of gun violence, especially if one is a reoccurring offender. Through deterrence and incapacitation we as the community and Law Enforcement can work together to prevent and reduce gun crime in every city. With this being said I believe Police Departments in poverty areas should seriously think about creating a program similar to Project Safe Neighborhoods in their own community. Work Cited O'shea, T. C. "Getting the Deterrence Message Out: The Project Safe Neighborhoods Public Private Partnership." Police Quarterly 10.3 (2007): 288-307.
(2005, U.S. Department of Justice). This Program would assist us in preventing crime and also to reduce crime. Individuals that are a part of the Weed and Seed, could assist also in providing information as well. A nonprofit-Service Provider in this community is Crime Stoppers. The Crime Stoppers... ... middle of paper ... ...h even as we go through desperate measures to save their family members.
The community can help violent crimes stop because people who come together and speak up can help make a change. If people do that it can help the city of Detroit improve. Neighborhood watch is to help build crime prevention. People should start forming people from their community to start a neighborhood watch group. It can be helpful to have a extra set of ears and eyes to help the community and stop the violent crimes from happening.