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This paper analyzes the topic of criminal justice and community policing. The paper also discusses the concept of community policing and how it can benefit communities. The paper explains that community policing is a policy developed in the 1980s, where the rapid response of traditional policing is replaced with community-oriented policing, that partners police with the community, creating safer neighborhoods and more involvement by the citizens in their own communities. The paper also points out that this type of policing can be extremely successful and helpful, and many communities have discovered that it even helps many police officers deal with the great diversity now so ever-present in so many of America's communities. The paper looks at how building trust in the neighborhood is one of the goals of community policing, and this can be accomplished in many different ways. The paper concludes that community policing makes sense, which is why so many police departments are utilizing it today.
From the Paper:"Today's police officer is more than a representative of the law and the legal system, as this community-oriented system clearly indicates. Today's officer provides a vital service to the community, as these writers note, "The police officer performs a service for the greater good much as doctors sustain public health, lawyers defend individual rights, and military personnel protect their citizenry" (Glenn et al. 6). When the public views an officer in their neighborhood on a regular basis, they feel a little bit safer, and often, this presence also helps them become more observant and responsible themselves, watching for criminal activity more effectively. In areas where community policing has not reached effectiveness, or is not in place, that can be very different."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bucqueroux, Bonnie. "Community Criminal Justice: What Community Policing Teaches." Policing.com. 2007. 27 Nov. 2007.<http://www.policing.com/articles/ccj.html>
- Glenn, R. W., Panitch, B. R., Barnes-Proby, D., Williams, E., Christian, J., Lewis, M. W., et al. Training the 21st Century Police Officer: Redefining Police Professionalism for the Los Angeles Police Department Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 2003.
- Jones, Benjamin R. "Comment: Virtual Neighborhood Watch Open Source Software and Community Policing against Cybercrime." Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
Cite this Term Paper:
Community Policing (2008, July 29) Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/community-policing-106227/
"Community Policing" 29 July 2008. Web. 13 August. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/community-policing-106227/>