Crime and Police Department

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Predictive Policing
A study shows, crime rates in New York City in the years between 1990 through 1998, crimes such as murder has decline by over 70%, theft by over 60 %, and violent acts by over 50%. These reductions were the largest ever recorded in the history of crime in New York City.
There were three ideas develop by individuals who were part of the study to implement a strategy that reduces crimes (2001).
First idea was to have a problem solving technique. This advance proposition was a theory by Professor Herman Goldstein. He strongly believed, police officials have had disconnect between incidents versus problems. Professor Goldstein wanted to reverse that theory and detect an incident that can turn into a problem. The
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Sometimes, these methods or solutions were not considered due to lack of training or no on the job experiences. Officers who are analyzing the incident tend to generate Real–time data and submit them electronically via mobile data computer. This will have upper management view and sense what is happening as possible and direct them to act upon their orders. District commanders would report discrepancies in their reporting and would reject reports from officers and sent back for corrective measures. This can cause in delay of action if officers are not properly train to write reports.
Upon appropriate resources are identified and a strategy is developed, district commanders will deploy the proper amount of troops in order to assist with the situation. After the situation is handled, self-assessment is good practice to evaluate other possibilities on how it could perhaps the situation could have been addressed differently. Feedbacks are good measures for district precinct to evaluate and too review the effectiveness of the outcome. After, all these countermeasures are documented; all of these artifacts are put into a database for others to use. And learn from real time experiences. These documented incidents are also used for as lessons learned or practices for oncoming officers to create a dialog and learn from it.
Overall, Compstat has been


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