Cop In The Hood Analysis

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When reading the book Cop in the hood there was one thing that really stuck out to me the whole time I was reading the book. The author talked about the whole time how the academy was not the best way to learn what was really going to be happening in your life while you are out patrolling the streets. There are a lot of other things such as the actual interaction with people and the massive amount of drugs as the main problem of the in the city. The author talks about how the academy is a good place to lean about some of the things that you are going to need to now but is it not going to really prepare you for the things that you are going to face such as the drugs and some of the slight corruption that each other the officers commit when they …show more content…
One of the main short comings is that once a person is arrested it is hard to keep them in jail because they seem to just be bad on the streets within a couple days. While it was easy to find a reason to arrest people it was another story when it came to actually keeping them in jail. Not only was it a problem to keep them in jail but it was a problem once they got back out of jail because all those drug dealers that had been arrested they would just come back and start using again or they would start to sell again. That short coming would be the short coming that they were not learning from the things that they needed to learn from while they were in a jail. These drawbacks made it really hard for the officers to feel like they were making a difference because every time they arrested someone and they got back out they became a little smarter to where they knew how to avoid getting caught. This also is hard for the police because when they don’t see a change in the amount of drugs and it seems like not matter what they do they are not making an impact because there are just as many people who are out on the streets still selling drugs. It seems to be discouraging to the author and the people that he works with, which might have led to some of the corruption that they …show more content…
We have learned about the stop and frisk which is a major part of the book because it was a way for the officers to make an arrest. We also have looked at some of the legal processes in the book seem to not work out too well because the criminals are just released rather quickly. The book does a pretty good job explaining the role of the traditional patrolling of the city in the cars versus while they are just having the push for the green policing of foot

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