Community Policing and Politics in the 1990s

The early 1990s brought a new approach called community policing in order to combat the increasing rate of violent crimesthroughout the U.S. During this same time frame the Nation was going through the Presidential campaign trail. Obviously, incumbents put crime control at the forefront of the agenda if elected to empathize with public opinion.

Discuss the political situation in the early 1990s that converted the concept of community policing into the “100,000 Cops” initiative.

324 words with reference


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