Evaluation Of A Oriented Policing Essay

1197 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Problem- oriented policing is the alternate approach to policing that has been gaining attention within research in the recent years among many different police departments. Throughout this paper I will touch upon different departments that implemented POP in their departments and the outcomes that came from it and also what I plan to do in my research. The problem statement that this research brings about is whether or not problem- oriented policing lead to a decrease in crime? To do this we need to see if the independent variable, problem-oriented policing influences the dependent variable of the decrease in crime.
Problem-oriented policing was introduced by Herman Goldstein in 1979 with the idea that police officers should focus their attention more on the problems rather that the incidents. The studies involving problem-oriented policing that are most interesting are the Boston Gun Project, the Jersey City experiment, the Kansas City gun experiment, and POP in Colorado Springs. Along with these as previous evidence, the purpose of this research is to see if POP were implemented in one city with a high crime rate and a different approach in another city with a high crime rate, which one would see a higher decrease in crime. In order to do so I would use a t-test to see if the two groups statistically relate to each other? While using the research from other experiments from different people I can see that in their cities there was a decrease in crime when…

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