SOC 1003 Week 5
SOC 1003 Week 5 SOC 1003
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Morgan Routman on Friday February 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 1003 at George Washington University taught by Professor Schwartz in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 124 views. For similar materials see Intro to Criminal Justice in Sociology at George Washington University.
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Date Created: 02/13/15
SOC 1003 Week 5 21315 1154 AM 0 Dirty Job Call the cops 0 Deal with the dismal side of life Makes police very cynical disillusioned don t see many decent people on their job Feel like they have to use force I Like everyone is watchingable to record them a Leads to boredom and adrenaline back to back 0 Violence 0 Stress 121 cops died in 2014 out of 800000 0 How do we find out Ride Alongs Analysis of 911 calls 0 They handle crime order maintenance services paperwork and timeout a On average a police officer will make 2 arrests per month and about 21 per year a They spend most of their time answering service calls and on administrative duties 0 Are they PROACTIVE or REACTIVE I I 0 James Q Wilson and George Kelling in the 1980 s o Offenders think no one cares what happens in the community 0 Same goes for disorderly behavior Its another sign that nobody cares and attracts crime 0 Wants to stop crime before it occurs 0 Aggressive Enforcement Heightens the risk of getting caught 0 Problem oriented policing Broken Window Policy 0 First started in NYC in the 1990 s Low Tolerance for any crime Use punitive sometimes drastic measures I 2000 s 0 Old target criminals New target anyone who might be a problem O 0000 o Youth mostly minorities Impoverished areas Shabby or uncouth Mentally ill Addicted to drugs Its easy to cut back on the rights of people who don t hold actual power Crime in NYC started dropping before the 1990 s so the crimerate drop may have been for a different reason There was a crimerate drop in 17 of the 25 major cities in the US and only NYC had the Zero Tolerance Policy Adversarial Relations a Bad PR when innercity kids are singled out a No help with the serious crime I Might even cause crime a Can expect illwill from the area SOC 1003 Week 5 Part 2 21315 1154 AM 0 If broken windows cause crime then why aren t we fixing them 0 Increase in jobs from a rising economy 0 A fall in the popularity of Crack 0 Police crackdown of guns 0 Most police departments arrest ten times more blacks than whites 0 Even more in smaller cities 0 Noisy and unruly kids act as broken windowsquot in a neighborhood too More people around means more arrests Erosion of basic human rights 0 Some positive localized results from proactive policing 0 Investigate and identify perps perpetrators 0 Most arrests made by patrol officers Some perps are found before the case even reaches the detective 0 Most solved crime involves leads from the public 0 They don t operate clues to criminals but rather criminals to clues o In earlier times they were I There were matrons before that 0 They handled children and did the searches on female perps El There are high levels of sexual harassment of women in the police force Higher levels of stress and little credit given to them Why are there so few female cops El 0 According to the National Center of Women in Policing there are more women that apply every year 0 About 6580 of female police officers Women are still seen as homemakers Policing isn t a flexible job and its hard to raise a family when your shift is always changing
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