CJS 210 UOP Class Homework Notes

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Philosophies of Community and Problem-Solving PolicingCJS/210Increase in crime in the 1960 along with changes in police management thinking and technological advances, led to the replacement of foot patrols by a mobile police department that was able to drive to accidents in a matter of minutes. The communities where also changing during this time. Many of the citizens where moving into the city and being replaced by people from different cultures, which in many cases created cultural and language barriers between immigrant and the older people of the community. These changes brought social problem that would not only affect the communities, but the police departments as well. Eventually lack of communication and mistrust ensued and the police where no longer seen as members of the community. As a result police department began to create units specifically designed to close the gap between the community and the police; these units where called the Police Community Relations Units (PCR) and although with good intention they were unsuccessful. Later, after using the Wilson, Kelling, and Skogan ideas as a guide the era of community policing had begun. In this paper we will discuss the different philosophies of community policing, problem-solving policing, and the federal government's integration into community policing.Community policing is best defined as an organizational approach that brings together the community and the police in an alliance to prevent

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