There is an encouraging trend within the criminal justice system that raises acknowledgement and praises with regard to how law enforcement carries out its roles in our society. Community policing has many aspects and the encouraging trend is seen from the narrowed gap in the relation to arrest rates and clearance rate. Thus, I deem it a satisfactory trend to have more arrests and quite low clearance rates. For instance, in the past decade the rate of crime has increased by 6% which is a significant increase, but can be accounted for by growing population and technology advancement coupled by social life changes in present day life (Miller, 2009). In this respect, law enforcement agencies have made a significant step and are worthy of acknowledging the lower level of crimes.
Statistical evidence, shows declines in arrests of 12% from 19.6% in the years 2003 2009 respectively, this corresponds well with an equal clearance rate of 13%; meaning that the rate of crime is low (Miller, 2009). This is because if some individuals are suspected and arrested then later cleared, it implies that they are not an offender or guilty of breaking laws. Thus, this is attributed to good policing principles and special screening features to clear non offender's suspects.
Crime rate is the ratio of reported crime activity consistent to the population of the given region. Arrest rates are the number of arrests made while; clearance rate is the ratio of the number of reported cases to the number of cases cleared and arrests made. When the arrest rate is high, and the clearance rate is high then crime rate goes down. This because when arrest is high and clearance rate is high it means that the crime rate is low because the numbers of crimes committed are cleared and suspects arrested. This in turn, deters criminals from criminal activity in fear of arrest. A high clearance means that the chances of an offender getting caught are very high therefore; crime rate should be lower when clearance rate is high. When the clearance rate is high, the arrest rate goes up which in turn complement each other and lowers the crime rate (Vito, 2006).
[...] Thus, this is attributed to good policing principles and special screening features to clear non offender's suspects. Crime rate is the ratio of reported crime activity consistent to the population of the given region. Arrest rates are the number of arrests made while; clearance rate is the ratio of the number of reported cases to the number of cases cleared and arrests made. When the arrest rate is high, and the clearance rate is high then crime rate goes down. [...]
[...] When the arrest rate is high, then the crime rate goes down. These two ways were adopted, and when clearance rate and arrest rate complement each other, then crime rate has reduced significantly (Miller, 2009). Furthermore, clearance rate and arrest rate complement or reduction rate can be facilitated by good and efficient crime-reporting programs to assist law enforcers to make arrests whenever there is a suspicious situation. The purpose of major crime reporting programs in the United States is to collect and report information concerning the crime extent in the US. [...]
[...] The report given follows this criterion and makes them viable. Moreover, a successful program offers high quality reports. The information gotten is edited carefully to make it of high quality. Provision of adequate staff for use in the field makes a program successful in that there is a wide range of information given, and comparisons are made to ensure that the final report is accurate. A high number of field staff also ensures that the program is able to capture all the crimes and the arrest reports accurately (U.S. [...]
[...] References Miller, J. M. (2009). 21st century criminology: a reference handbook. London, U.K.: Sage Vito, G. F. (2006). Criminology. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Schauffler, R. (2007). Judicial accountability in the US state courts: Measuring court performance. [...]
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