Community and Traditional Policing
Community policing has developed as a proactive, problem-solving approach to crime. It is an approach that relies on community members and community resources to help address a crime problem. Community policing contrasts with traditional, reactive policing that waits for a crime to occur and then formulates an appropriate response. Police employ the community policing approach to address a variety of community crime problems, such as the problem of youth gangs.For this post, consider the difference between community policing and traditional policing, and evaluate the benefits and limitations of both approaches. Consider which would be most effective for addressing the specific issue of street gangs and more generally for meeting the needs of a multicultural population.What are benefits and limitations of each of the two approaches in response to street gangs. Explain which constitutes the better approach for addressing the problem of street gangs and why. Finally, explain which approach would best serve an increasingly diverse multicultural population and why.