In 2015, Nashville, Tennessee experienced the highest rate of juvenile violence then compared to the last ten years (Bennett, 2016). In fact, Nashville far exceeded other large cities such as Oakland, California and Louisville, Kentucky (Bennett, 2016). Nashville juveniles were responsible for 75 homicides, which is twice as many as Oakland, California (Bennett, 2016). Nashville juveniles committed 215 violent crimes, with 159 of them included the use of a firearm (Bennett, 2016). These statistics are alarming and show that juvenile gang activity in Nashville is of great concern (Bennett, 2016). Nashville’s Metro Police have concluded that youths today are using guns as way to resolve disagreements, rather than what has typically been accomplished, in the past, through fist fights (Bennett, 2016).
Since it is implied that crime is more prevalent in the inner city area, steps should be taken to improve the inner city areas. Community involvement programs and additional police involvement should be implimented. Hiring additional law enforcement would be an option as long as the funding is available. Since high security is available and appears to work in the tourist areas around Elvis home and the zoo, adding officers to the other areas should assist some. However, as someone who has visited Memphis often, I am aware of the lack of officers and the difficulty in hiring and keeping ethitical officers. A city wide cleanup should be implimented to help the inhabatints have a better sence of price in their area. If possible a tax credit could be implimented for those who keep their property cleaned and repaired. For those with out funds to do repairs themselves, the city could pay for the
Policing is a very difficult, complex and dynamic field of endeavor that is always evolves as hard lessons teach us what we need to know about what works and what don’t work. There are three different Era’s in America’s policing: The Political Era, The Reform Era, and The Community Problem Solving Era. A lot has changed in the way that policing works over the years in the United States.
Although many may find community policing and problem-oriented policing to fall in the same category, there is (surprisingly) a difference between the two. For one, community policing has many definitions. For some, it means instituting foot and bicycle patrols and doing acts pertaining to the ideal bond between police officers and their community. While for others it means maintaining order and cleaning up neighborhoods in desperate need of repair (Dunham & Alpert, 2005). However, an idyllic definition of community policing is altering the traditional definition of crime control to community problem-solving and promising to transform the way police do their job. Within the past two decades, there has been much research on community
But whether it’s Rockford or Spokane cities are struggling with violent crime, policing has become a trust problem. Cities have been experimenting with such high-profile ideas as CompStat, quality-of-life policing and predictive policing. We have come full circle now and police departments are revisiting community policing. Cities like Rockford hopes to embed more officers in troubled neighborhoods (Buntin
City Heights East is divided by many different ethnicities. There is 54.3% Hispanic, 20.9% Asian, 15% Black, 7.3% White, 2.2% mixed, and 0.3% other. With this data we can see that there is is range of different ethnicities and not one fully overrides other. This is a diverse community with some great cultures throughout. With this comes crime. With a total of about 30 assaults in the past year, there needs to be a sense of community rather than a sense of territory. Within this sections it will review the cost of living, the employment rates, the school’s, and the community organization. These are all important when looking at a specific crime and how to improve it within the community.
The idea of violence is instilled in everyone’s head in some way or another. From the time we are born we are equipped with the idea that we must react when we are upset. When someone affects us in a negative way, there is an idea in our minds that urges us to fight back or cause harm to that person. This idea of causing harm stays with us from childhood until we take our last breath. Since 2013, there have been 242 school shootings within America. Even worse, there have been over a thousand mass shootings in the country resulting in mass casualties. Most recently, one single man murdered fifty-eight people at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada and injured over 240 others. Although the motive may have been different between these shootings, one thing remains the same for all of them, the act of violence.
What can we do about the increasing gun violence in Memphis? I say ban all guns, because in recent years gun violence has escalated and has become an epidemic not only in our communities, but all over the world. Something must be done to decrease the number of deaths and injuries that occurs from gun violence. For many years now Memphis, TN, the city where I go to school has been nationally known as a city that is plagued by violence ranking second to Washington D.C. when it comes to violent crimes committed by guns. Studies released by the FBI ranked Memphis as one of the top three most dangerous cities in America. This year according to statistics, Memphis ranked second to Detroit and has some of the most dangerous neighborhoods to live
With the many conversations about the African-American communities and their issues with gang violence, government assistance, and the lack of jobs in their communities it is clear to say that the American Dream or even a moderate lifestyle was not created for all African Americans and Minorities and since we found a way to be noticed, heard, and felt like they’re rightfully a part of something America wants to now label it “war or Drugs” and “gang Violence” thus creating Gang Injunctions in those predominantly of color communities. Now I am not stating that the violence is not present, innocent lives are not being taken, nor are drugs consuming our communities, but what I am saying is that they act as if there is no other approach that could help clean up the streets, provide piece and harmony among all communities, and solve issues for the betterment of the community. Instead they are removing them from their communities, threatening them from going to their neighborhood, and as a consequence they get jail time, an institution that already houses half if not more than half of our black men. The gang injunction initiative is set up to tear apart the minority communities through driving up the prices and making them move, especially if they have a family member who is under the injunction’s rules. Its ironic how they put them in such enclosed space, while they make suburban home for the economically fit causing them to commute and now they are systematically removing them
When discussing how exposure to community policing can affect low economic neighborhoods, one must ask what is community policing? Miller, Hess, and Orthmann (2014) stated, it is a philosophy or orientation that emphasizes working proactively with citizens to reduce fear, solve crime-related problems, and prevent crime. Community policing can be a positive change in the community and for the law enforcement personnel that serves the community. An important concept to always remember is that the police are the community, and the community are the police (Miller et al., 2014). To successfully integrate this into police departments, we must examine several factors that have made police departments what they are today, what are ways to implement this new form of policing without resistance from law enforcement and citizens, and how community policing can affect the community and the work of law enforcement in the long run.
Acts of violence are no stranger to the Greater Chicago Area. In 2016 alone, Chicago had suffered 786 homicides (“Crime in Chicagoland,” n.d.). Although this number is large, especially when compared to other major cities in the United States, it fails to depict the countless family members, friends, and communities who carry the burden of these senseless killings. BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development), an anti-violence organization serving Chicago neighborhoods since 1969, engages at-risk children in productive activities within their community in order to keep them out of trouble from the streets of Chicago. BUILD recognizes the debilitating impact that a violent environment has on a child and provides the means to help
Memphis is notoriously known for its shocking poverty rates, which are higher than the poverty rates in Shelby County for every category (2015 Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet), and that is not a good thing. Memphis is also known for its high unemployment rates and its low availability of a skilled workforce (Does Memphis Have a Fighting Chance), and that is not great, either. Finally, it is well known that Memphis has one of the highest crime rates in the country (Memphis TN: Crime Data and Crime Rates), and that just takes the cake. While it is common to focus on these negative aspects about Memphis, it is not a complete description of this multifaceted city. It is my position that there are many positive aspects to Memphis that are overlooked
There are multiple approaches to engaging a police force with the community in order to most effectively prevent and respond to crime, and considering the relative strengths and weakness of each of these strategic models will demonstrate how models can impact the operation of daily policing practices and activities. The model under discussion here is called community oriented policing (COP), and focuses on building relationships and rapport between officers and the community in order to more effectively prevent crime. It is augmented by a model called problem solving policing (PSP), and depends upon rank-and-file officers identifying community problem areas through direct observation and analysis. Each model excels at slightly different things, and in practice most police agencies deploy a mix of models. By examining the Miami-Dade Police Department's handbook for school resource officers, it will be possible to view a COP/PSP policy in action in order to better understand how these models practically affect policing.
The city Richmond, located in Virginia, is a huge city with small areas with high crime rates. Above all, Richmond is a beautiful city and not labeled as broken. Richmond offers a large amount of diversity, variety of foods, high amounts of education, many opportunities and more. The younger generation does many criminal acts because they lack knowledge and there is no hope for youth in some communities. Furthermore, Richmond is determined to fix a window before the whole community is full of broken window. Richmond offers counseling, church groups, mentors, school tutoring, and many more programs to help our community continue to be great. The Richmond population is about two hundred fourteen thousand people. A study of the violent crime comparisons that had a thousand residents. The study stated that a Richmond resident had a one in one hundred eighty six chances of becoming a criminal. The Richmond police strive to be a part of the community. There have been many community picnics and gathering to build a better relationship with the police and
In Brownsville, the vast majority of juveniles had at least one immediate family member or friend who had served time in jail. After having so many people in their lives serving time behind bars, the law didn’t seem fair anymore, it didn’t seem predictable, and it didn’t seem like they could speak up and have their voices heard. In Brownsville, the police were seen as the enemy instead of as an ally. What Joanne Jaffe and her J-RIP taskforce did was to show families that had been on the wrong side of the law that the law could be on their side. In doing so, both the number of robberies and the number robbery arrests by J-RIPers plummeted. Within five years, the number of robberies in Brownsville dropped from approximately 130 in 2006 to 30