Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 5, Law Enforcement Operations and Legal Limitations in the Wright (2012) text. Review the following required resources, Police Practice: Incorporating Hot-Spots Policing into Your Daily Patrol Plan (Hoelzer and Gorman, 2011), FBI: Uniform Crime Reporting (Links to an external site.), and the Resource Guide: National Crime Victimization Survey (Links to an external site.).
Law enforcement agencies exist on federal, state, and local levels. Address the following questions in your discussion post:
- What is jurisdiction? Describe the difference between federal and local police jurisdiction.
- Define evidence-based
- Section 3. State Policing: The Hot Spots Policing Program. Describe the history of state policing in the United States. Provide examples of state policing. How is state policing used to enforce the law? Research and explain the Hot Spots Policing program in Lowell, Massachusetts. Will programs like Hot Spots be able to reduce crime? If so, how?