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Juvenile Justice 2

  • Date Submitted: 06/06/2014 07:13 AM
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Question #2: Define community oriented policing and problem-oriented policing.

Community Oriented Policing is a strategy and method of law enforcement that brings together the community and its members with the police to solve criminal and social problems and concerns. Problem Oriented Policing is the analysis of the problems faced by the police and the community to establish a plan for long-term handling and resolution of those problems.
In the past, police officers had beats or areas and became familiar with the neighborhoods, the businesses, the citizens and criminals. They were a part of enforcing the law as well as resolving problems in that community. With larger cities, urban sprawl, or large territories to police, the “neighborhood cop” vanished, replaced by officers in cars that were only seen in passing. Law enforcement faded from being a part of the community. The Community Oriented Policing model is a method of reviving the best of the old and blending it with the modern to involve the community with the police.
Community Oriented Policing involves proactive effort on the part of the police and the community. The two discuss the issues and problems of the community, devise ways that both can work toward the goal of a safer community and reducing crime. Officers can organize neighborhood watch programs to have people look out for each other and their neighborhoods. Business owners can discuss concerns and crime and in return, learn ways to prevent thefts and make their businesses safer and more secure. The police can get other government agencies involved, such as code enforcement, public works, and others to aid in cleaning up neighborhoods and eliminating or turning back the “broken windows” effect.
Community Oriented Policing many areas than those I listed but I believe it should also involve the children in the community. If we plan for long-term change, children are the future adults and leaders of the community. We should have officers in...

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