What is community policing? Community policing is a new philosophy of policing, based on the concept that police officers and private citizens working together in creative ways to achieve a common goal – to reduce crime. In order for the police to achieve goals of policing they must form relationships with the law-abiding citizens in the community, allowing them a greater voice in improving and setting local priorities in the community. In this essay the broken windows model and the problem-oriented model, which is also known as POP, will be compared and contrasted. Community policing has had a long and difficult birth, which has raised questions about its goals and functions. When comparing and contrasting these two concepts, what the ideal goals of community policing will play a crucial key role. The problem-oriented model best serves the goals of community policing because the process involves scanning, analyzing, responding and assessing a situation. The broken windows model was developed by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling. This concept is mainly associated with order maintenance. The ‘broken windows model’ means that the community is open for criminal business. It was used as a metaphor for neighborhood deterioration. The foot patrol officers would observe that if a window were broken in a building, in a short-term period all the windows would be broken. If it remains unrepaired it means that no one cares about the quality of the neighborhood life. It gives the faulty impression that the neighborhood doesn’t bother to fix little things leaving the community open for danger. This triggers further neglect encouraging criminal activities because little things are not fixed on time. Crimes occur in areas where it is tolerated. For an example, the Jane-Finch neighborhood is considered to be one of the highly disordered communities in the GTA. This was a result of not taking required action when little signs appeared in the previous years. Another aspect of this model is that it values the importance of orderly and respectable residents moving out of communities leaving them to an underclass who diminish the value of anti-poverty and regeneration programs. The goals of this model are to get rid of the disorderly individuals and restructure dangerous communities, taking immediate actions to even the smallest issues before they expand into something big and strengthening communal and family values. It places a high priority on community pride and its status. The problem-oriented policing was developed by Herman Goldstein in 1979. This is a policing strategy that involves identification and analysis of specific crime and disorder problems, in order to develop effective response strategies. It involves the police force taking a proactive approach identifying underlying root causes of problems. They are trained to do is by placing each crime thought microscopic examination hoping to discover innovative ways to deal with them. It places emphasis on dealing with singular issues at hand one by one. According to Goldstein, job of an officer is usually problem-oriented meaning when the police respond to 911 calls they are presented with a problem and they must find a resolution immediately. However, the problem-oriented policing goes beyond analyzing whether a law is violated. It is considered to be one of the best crime-fighting tools to this date. Goals of POP are working to prevent problems, developing effective strategic responses, be proactive and developing ties within the community. The problem solving process has four important steps. They are scanning, analysis, response and assessment usually referred to as SARA. In this paragraph I will be comparing and contrasting the two models of community policing. When comparing the broken windows model and the problem-oriented model, they both have foot patrol officers throughout neighborhoods and they both value…
POL 260 Section 1
Effects of United States foreign policy towards Cuba
The foreign policy of the United States to Cuba in the course of recent years has created numerous issues for the Cuban culture and its kin, and relations between the two countries have been conflicting for a considerable length of time because of the savage foreign policy stance of the United States to Cuba. The United States has considered Cuba as its foe since July 1960 when…
population had risen all the way to 7,501 people. Jones says, (2009) “Yet, African Americans still accounted for less than one and one-half percent of the city’s total population” (p. 19). According to Jones it was not until after WWII, when the black community finally skyrocketed in Milwaukee.
Jobs were often called for and found by the works of newspapers around the country. Newspapers such as the Advocate, Wisconsin Weekly Blade, and St. Paul Appeal all were ways of letting people know of job opportunities…
Pol 237 |
Final Essay |
V Marxist Critique and Case |
Karl Marx, along with Frederick Engels gave us the Communist Manifesto. Their work would go on to revolutionize cultures abroad, but go on to change not only social, but economic systems, as well as political structure throughout the world.
Take for example the Communist Manifesto, which was written in 1848. Parts of the Manifesto outline in great detail the issues of the world at those times. They were relevant…
15 December 2014
When President Washington essentially stepped down as President of the United States in 1797, he cemented the legacy of the Presidency as one of incredible power, for a limited amount of time. This would not be country ruled as a monarchy or through dynasties. This same line of logic and reasoning is one of the building blocks to where my conclusion lies: Term limits should be adopted for Congress.
Nearly 90% of incumbents of Congressmen…
The Battle of Stalingrad (August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943) was the major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in the southwestern Soviet Union. Marked by constant close quarters combat and disregard for military and civilian casualties, it is among the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. The heavy losses inflicted on the Wehrmacht make it arguably the most strategically decisive battle of…
The Ruthless Pol Pot 1
The Ruthless Pol Pot
A Research of Pol Pot
World History 4B
April 28, 2013
The Ruthless Pol Pot 2
The Ruthless Pol Pot
The ruthless Pol Pot was born in 1925 (as Saloth Sar) into a farming family in central Cambodia, which
was then part of French Indochina. In 1949, at age 20, he traveled to Paris on a scholarship to study radio
electronics but became absorbed in Marxism and neglected his studies. He lost his scholarship…
Project #2- 2nd Draft
In “Pol Pot biography” by permission of AP/Wide World Photos. Pol Pot was born near Anglong Veng, Cambodia. He was the second son of a successful land-owner in Kompong Thom Province. He was a smart student in school temple. He was taught by those educated at a Buddhist temple. In later years of age, he obtained access to government information to study radio and electrical technology in Paris. However as time progressed in France, Pol Pot began to spend less time on…
Introduction to Political Philosophy
Lecture 1 – Aristotle, “Political Community and the Good Life”
Asterisks indicate points of particular importance.
I. Introduction to Aristotle
1. Life of Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.)
384 – born in Stagira, son of court physician to King of Macedon.
366 – sent to study at Plato’s Academy in Athens at age 17.
347-348 – Plato dies; Aristotle leaves Athens for Asia Minor.
343 – Invited by King Phillip of Macedon to tutor his son, Alexander.
335 – Returns to Athens…
The Pol Pot Genocide which is also known as the Khmer Rouge Rebellion was a mass killing of people in Cambodia between the years 1975 to 1979. The killing was caused by a group of men called the Khmer Rouge who is led by a man called Pol Pot. The Khmer Rouge had come to power after they had overthrown the Nol Government which had been ruling at the time. The Khmer Rouges reasons for the massacre of millions was that they wanted to have an equal and pure race of Cambodian…
Bmcc/Pol Sci 100/Sec 025
I feel that some of the fundamental principles, ideals, institutions, and
cultural traditions underlying the American political system contains a number of
core ideals and values. Everyone will not have the same views on the ideals and
values but the majority of people subscribe to these Ideals such as liberty,
equality, democracy, independence, and even individualism. The American
political system has pros and cons to it, such circumstances like Federalism in…