Aggressive Preventive Patrol Study

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Question 1 (page 56): "Do some police departments still engage in “aggressive preventive patrol”? Can you identify any departments that do? Is the New York City zero-tolerance anti-crime program the same thing with just a different name? Find some articles on zero tolerance and examine the similarities." Prior to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the main focus of police officers was to prevent any occurrence of misconduct and to apprehend those who take part in this criminal behavior. This form of crime control is known as the aggressive preventive patrol model. The main issue that arose with this approach to handling crime was racial discrimination and sectarianism. During this time period, many people possessed a racially biased mindset.…show more content…
This approach to crime control was first scene in the mid- 1970’s with the Safe and Clean Neighborhoods Act, which was first created in New Jersey and it later found its way to New York in the 1990’s. This program is very similar to the aggressive preventive patrol model in the sense that they both emphasize carte blanche, or complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best. Both forms of policing were found to be lacking unbiased and nonpartisan officer who treated everyone equally and evenhandedly even though the idea of zero tolerance policing focused it centrality on punishing everyone in the same manner and not showing discretion by means of…show more content…
The overuse of free will allows officers to act at their own discretion when they see fit which can possible cause an influx of racial discrimination. This discrimination leads to protests and riots due to the fact people in a certain group feel targeted. As a fix for this issue, officers must work with multi-agency departments in order to establish impartial ways of policing while still maintaining the integrity of the judicial system. This may seem like a daunting task, however, the United States government started shaping the way people view citizens’ rights with the passing of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments back in the late 1960’s and the early

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