Pros And Cons Of Modern Day Policing

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Modern Day Policing And Society: Where Are We Headed? Maggie Green Edward Spangler CRJ-100 1/28/2018 Modern day policing has been formed by three different policing eras. The three eras include the Political, Reform, and Community Eras. In this paper, I will be discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the Community and Reform Eras. Both of these eras are much different in how they approach policing. In the next five years, I believe that new technology will play a large part in policing. The Community Era or Community-Oriented Policing can be traced back to the 1980’s and is still used today. The main purpose of this type of policing is to create a set of programs and formulate different strategies designed to bring the police officers and the public closer together. The intention is to gain more trust and cooperation between the police officers and the public. Not only that, but also gives a chance for the community to provide feedback and ultimately be heard by the police. This type of policing has been implemented in different ways, including having police officers get out of their vehicles and walk around different neighborhoods. The thought was to have the public see that these police officers are around to help and ultimately care (Siegel, 2017). The Community Era has many strengths and weaknesses. Having police officers walking around different neighborhoods is a great way for them to form connections with the people that live and

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