Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Describe the findings from classic police strategy studies
  • Explain why police departments conduct patrols
  • Describe how the broken windows theory influenced policing
  • Compare and contrast police patrol with community policing
  • Explain the basics of problemoriented policing
  • Describe at least five types of targeted policing
  • Explain how CompStat is applied as a police management strategy
  • Evaluate the influence of homeland security and terrorism on policing