The instructor would like to have questions answered in at least 2-3 paragraphs.
- What guidelines should be placed on the use of differential response (taking a report over the phone or Internet)? How should a caller be handled who insists on having a patrol unit respond even when the trivial nature of the complaint does not justify it? Instructorâ€™s note: At the time of this assignment the national pandemic, COVID-19, is still very much an issue. In your opinion, how has COVID-19 impacted the use of differential response?
- To what phenomenon does the metaphor â€œbroken windowsâ€ refer? To what enforcement approach does the metaphor apply? What was dramatic about the change in enforcement approach that is associated with broken windows enforcement? Instructorâ€™s note: a Google search of this term demonstrates that this remains a current topic of academic interest and discussion. What is your opinion of â€œbroken windowsâ€?
- What harm occurs by tagging the term â€œpolicingâ€ onto a descriptive phrase of a strategic approach, that is, community policing, problem-oriented policing, intelligence-led policing, evidence-based policing, and the like?