Compstat was another police innovation that became popular in places like New York. Compstat tries to reduce crime by making police officers accountable (Godown, 2009).The information that the police get from Compstat could be used to increase the amount of resources the police give to those areas. If the areas have large amount of robberies community police officers can start asking and gaining trust of residents and find the people who are involved. Pulling levers policing is a deterrent strategy motivated by the research that a small number of criminals do most of the crime (Garside, 2004), and punishment and deterrence should be focused on them. This strategy can be used with crackdowns or specific target of groups of people and or gangs.
According to the authors these approaches are part of the interventions of hot spot because they include things like razing abandoned buildings and cleaning up graffiti. However, the increase of misdemeanor arrests of offenders contribute to the crime control in hot spot but not as much situational efforts does (Braga and bond 2008). Authors stated that situational crime prevention strategies are essential for addressing crime in hot spots rather than the aggressive order maintenance of arrests in high disorder places. In other words, if police officers only make arrest in hot spot this will not effectively reduce crime because they need to develop a more complex approach to deal with high crime areas ( Braga & Weisburd , 2010).
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.
Both of these strategies want to fix the problem the community is having and not just wait for crimes to happen. This can use crime mapping and investigations in these areas which involved speaking with community member to get insight on what 's going on. Problem oriented policing still focuses on the crimes more than the community. The actual crime might not be the main concern of the community, this can make the community unsatisfied when the police believe they fixed the problem because they solved the crime but have not met the community 's
POLICE AND ABUSE When discussing police efforts and juvenile delinquency one can only imagine the difficulty officers encounter while performing their primary duty which is to protect the public. But how can or does one (officer) efficiently protect the community while preserving the rights of the juvenile criminals as well. We as a public have become more and more aware everyday of how hard it is for the police to work effectively, but now we are faced with a larger dilemma. The juvenile justice system was enacted to help juveniles who commit crimes learn from their mistakes or actions and to make them better citizens for our communities. The dilemma we face is having a criminal justice system that wants criminals to pay for their actions and a juvenile justice system that wants to help those who commit crimes.
The predominant issue with crime prevention and situational strategies is that it is believed that crime is never truly “eliminated” and just relocated to a different area, which is how crime displacement comes into play. There are studies and theories that prove that even though crime is prevented in a certain area, it never actually disappears. There are several different types of “crime displacement” such as spatial, temporal, target, and tactical. All four of these are similar in which they relate to ... ... middle of paper ... ...be eliminated completely, transferring crime away from more vulnerable groups of people can be extremely beneficial to society. Relocating crimes to places where the community impact is less harmful is just as important as well.
I do not think you can arrest your way out of a violent crime problem. With the implementation of community orientated policing (COP) in many departments, I think you can implement of combination of things a be effective. COP ideas have come in and stated building a relationship between the community and the police have an impact. Also, if a neighborhood looks bad, then people will fear being there, and that will breed crime. I agree with the theory on that aspect.
Interpretations of the law allow a lot of leeway in order to shape legislation to the needs of the plaintiff or victim. General crime legislation serves the purpose of protecting the public, yet only certain motivations of crimes enable the judiciary to assign additional charges to a defendant guilty of a hate crime. The protected rights of citizens are believed to guarantee peace and tranquility. The most recent additions to everyday crime legislation have challenged this peace and created chaos between the supporters and opposers of these changes. Despite the United States developing hate crime legislation that suffices to maintain justice within the judiciary system, numerous legislative experts strongly believe these most recent changes create unnecessary bias.
A deterrence theory underlies in criminal laws and justice system to restrain from crimes. Corresponding to the definition, a deterrence theory itself simply means more strict and definite punishments will decrease the rate of crimes, including violent crimes, robbery, burglary, and even drunk driving and possessing drugs. The major goal for deterrence is to make people to avoid committing crimes because they do not want to approach unpleasant experiences and to reinforce people’s behaviors by strengthening the laws and justice system. However, the actual practices of this theory are not as simple as it looks. Walker pointed out few basic assumptions which are related to deterrence theory that may not work at the real world.
Officers abuse the power of police discretion which can lead to a greater threat in police corrupt. Another is that police officers also only concentrate on going after people of certain ethnicity’s or being bias about a certain crime. A final argument is that there is no uniformed manual to ensure that consistency across the board is achieved. Some people would say that there are plus sides of police discretion. One is that it allows officers the flexibility to handle each situation in a manner that best fits its individual needs.