Reactive Policing

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  • Created on: 17-05-13 13:34
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  • Reactive Policing
    • Responding to 999 calls
      • Most crime is reported by, and detected on the basis of information from, members of the public
    • Police can respond operate openly and in response to real public demand and with the consent of the public
    • Traditionally approached policing. Most police work is reactive
    • Heavily dependant on public cooperation
    • Patrolling, is very inefficient - the police rarely bump into criminals who are on their way home from a burglary.
      • Patrolling and reactive policing is felt to have limited impact against serious or professional crime which must be the target of proactive policing
    • Critique 1. Downplays the role of the general public in police work. 2. Relation with general public suffers. 3. Stereotyping /racial profiling. 4. Focus on 'Hard' measures of police performance
    • Patrol is the main method of reactive policing (and policing in general).
      • Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: Answering Calls. Maintaining a police presence to deter crime. Probing suspicious        circumstances.  Reassuring the public.
      • Backbone of policing
    • The dark figure of crime. The police came to know about 38% of all BCS crime
      • Reporting linked to level of trust and confidence in the police
      • Variations in crime reporting. Larger amounts of theft reported due to insurance. Less ABH etc reported as no one wanted police involvement.
    • Police learn about crimes through;
      • Police officer observations
      • Police-initiated investigations
    • Problem Oriented Policing
      • Goldstein: Policing incident-driven. Need to tackle problems. Scan Analyse, respond, assess
      • Cardiff - issues with glass injuries. Use plastic glasses.
      • Popularised by Home Office
  • Patrol is the main method of reactive policing (and policing in general).
    • Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: Answering Calls. Maintaining a police presence to deter crime. Probing suspicious        circumstances.  Reassuring the public.
    • Backbone of policing
  • Citizen reports
  • Police officer observations

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