Topics: Police, Law enforcement agency, Crime Pages: 3 (991 words) Published: February 9, 2013
1.chain of command: The unbroken line of authority that extends through all levels of an organization, from the highest to the lowest. policing: "A collaborative effort between the police and the community that identifies problems of crime and disorder and involves all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems." 3.CompStat: A crime-analysis and police-management process built on crime mapping that was developed by the New York City Department in the mid-1990s. 4.crime prevention: The anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to eliminate or reduce it. 5.directed patrol: A police mangement strategy designed to increase the productivity of patrol officers therough the scientific analysis and evaluation of patrol techniques. 6.evidence-based policing: The use of the best available research on the outcomes of police work to implement guidelines and evaluate agencies, units, and officers. 7.Exemplary Projects Program: An initiative, sponsored by the Law Enforement Assistance Administration, designed to recognize outstanding innovative efforts to combat crime and to provide assistance to crime victims. 8.Kansas City experiment: The first large-scale scientific study of law enforcement practices. Sponsored by the Police Foundation, it focused on the practice of preventive patrol. 9.Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA): A non-defunct federal agency established under Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to funnel federal funding to state and local law enforcement agencies. 10.legalistic style: A style of policing marked by a strict concern with enforcing the precise letter of the law. Legalistic departments may take a hands-off approach to disruptive or problematic behavior that does not violate the criminal law. 11.line operations: In police organizations, the field activities or supervisory activities directly related to day-to-day police work....
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