Policeone in that article police are offered grants to help the cost and the amount the police officer pays less money. This shows they can be affordable to police officers at a reasonable price. Police officers should have body cameras. They are not trusted by the public. Witnesses do not catch all of the take down.
In chapter four of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner discuss the criminal activity occurring in the United states and what the possible causes are for the decrease of crime rate in the 1990’s. The authors bring up several theories as to why the crime rates have decreased such as policemen, stricter gun laws, drug market changes and even abortion laws. Levitt and Dubner do a really good job in explaining the different theories in the decrease of crimes. The authors also provide very interesting points that might make you think differently about something. Some factors may seem hard to believe but it can cause a great impact in society like abortion.
Jacey Fortin journalist for the New York Times Newspaper, shares that, alcohol related car accidents were reduced as much as 35% in New York when Uber was brought to town in 2011 (Fortin). Thus, this point proves that if more states offered Uber, then more fatal alcohol related car accidents could be prevented. Secondly, another reason as to why I believe that tougher DUI laws should be enforced, is because some people need programs to keep them in check. Keith Humphreys, journalist for the Wall Street Journal, reports that people with addictive tendencies need to be in a more reinforced environment. Although they strive to make good choices, sometimes people lose self-control and cave in to their addiction.
Lately, there has been uproar about gun control due to the gun violence and crimes throughout America recently. People who rely on the law that protects them are more often affected than those who oppose it for their own explanatory reasons. To keep civilians safe, gun control was made into laws/policies that regulate the manufacture, sales, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by the citizens themselves. Though it may seem, these laws aren’t being held to a higher standard causing disruption to the chaotic peace within the states. This will therefore incline the government to have different ways of justifying gun control to make a safer environment for its own people.
This trend of sensationalizing violent crime should stop. The media should also dedicate some of its attention to other types of crime and bring awareness of other issues that surround the society. Verifying reports on violent crimes is not an easy task since not all incidences of crimes are reported to the police. The police data would not always reflect the actual numbers. It is worth noting that fear of violent crime is greater today than in the past.
Furthermore, some common and serious forms of corruption are discussed in this article. The definition of corruption can vary from one writer to the other. Some writers argue that gratuities and benefits can be accepted by police officers while others disagree and consider it as corruption. These writers claim that it is natural and reasonable to accept some amount of benefit as appreciation. As public perception about police is an important aspect of community policing, it is proposed that declining these kinds of benefits would be rude.
Meta-analysis data suggests crime decreased, however, the results were driven by the effectiveness of CCTV in car parks and thus skewed. Despite the success of CCTV in investigating high profile criminal acts, the enormous cost of CCTV systems may not justify this, and other methods need to be sought. There has been growing discontent and protests that CCTV impact public privacy. This essay indicates research trying to prove this is exaggerated and varying. Examination of the evidence indicates, that although CCTV may not be as effective as thought, it does have its advantages.
Crime prevention has always been somewhat a battle that most authorities face as they try to come up with new measures to counter crime and anti-social behaviour among citizens. In order to prevent these issues, there are multiple solutions and measures that can be taken, one is installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in areas where there are high crime risks such as shopping malls and parking garages. The CCTV can be defined as the use of video cameras to transmit signals or images to a specific place or set of monitors, which allows close monitoring and surveillance. In the UK there are 4.2 million CCTV cameras installed. Today, CCTVs are extensively used to counter crimes and some are installed in public areas.
Prisoners listen when they threaten violence; members can ease trade from the outside after their release. Consumers, in this case buyers of drugs, benefit too. Gangs are long-term sellers, so they have an incentive not to drive customers away by abusing their power.”(Skarbek). Most inmates who are recruited mostly for their protection are usually the ones who get out of prison in 1 year or less. Therefore the gangs use them once they are out or threaten them.
Airport baggage screening is a great example of this technique. This stops people from entering places where they don’t belong. In the next section Increase the risk are techniques that will keep everyone under surveillance. Reduce the rewards are seen as adding the valuable items, adding speed bumps on the road. The Reduce Provocations category looks at the enthusiastic side of wrongdoing - by reducing provocation, individuals are less likely engage in crime.