Chapter 4 discussion | Criminal homework help


  • Write a short essay or paragraph of at least 500 words. [POST YOUR WORD COUNT AT THE END OF YOUR MAIN POST.]
  • Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.
  • Address all questions.
  • Use proper grammar and punctuation.
  • If you researched your topic and are using information from what you learned, remember to cite your sources.
  • Do not plagiarize.


Directed patrol is an important aspect of policing. Hypothetically place yourself in the role as the chief of police in the City of Miami.

  1. Provide a list of locations within the City that you believe to be “hot spots” for criminal activity. (Research the police agency for its crime statistics.)

City of Miami -Overtown -Flagami -Midtown -Wynwood -Little Haiti 

  1. Would you increase the number of police officers assigned to these areas? Why or Why not?
  2. If you answer yes, what assignments/units would you pull the police officers from? 
  3. What activities would you have the police officers perform in the targeted areas?
  4. Explain how these activities would control crime?
  5. If you answer no, how will you justify your inaction to the city commissioners, the mayor (your boss), the media, and the public?
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