Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between the definitions of law enforcement and police.
  • Define the traditional model of policing and identify some of the problems associated with this model.
  • Explain the negative consequences that can result from the use of broken windows policing in racially and ethnically diverse neighborhoods.
  • Demonstrate how community policing can be used to build and strengthen policecommunity relationships.
  • Explain how stop and frisk is used as a zero-tolerance policing strategy.
  • Recognize how some police agencies use intelligence more often after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
  • Examine the ways that computers are utilized by police agencies that use predictive policing strategies.
  • Identify various combinations of alternative policing strategies that are used by agencies that practice smart policing.