Right People, Right Place, Right Time Federal Law Enforcement and Violence Prevention
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“Right People, Right Place, Right Time” is the key concept behind a beat cop policing method designed to better identify and incarcerate violent offenders within high crime areas. This project focuses on the benefits of beat cop policing, the evolution of the police from a proactive to a reactive force, as well as the involvement of federal and local law enforcement agencies to reduce the prevalence of firearms trafficking and violent crime within the city of Philadelphia. This thesis is divided into six parts, beginning with a case study of joint beat cop operation between the ATF and a local law enforcement agency. This case study is considered to be one of the most effective methods of beat cop patrolling between federal agents and local police officers. After discussing the implementation of beat cop patrol methods, I focus my discussion on the implementation and benefits of beat cop patrolling in police training, as well as the evolution of the police as a reactive force. I then narrow the discussion specifically to Philadelphia, describing the failures within ATF and Philadelphia Police patrol methods to reduce handgun violence and firearms trafficking within the city. Finally, I elucidate the relationship between current handgun violence prevention tactics, Philadelphia county crime rates over the past four years, and how current police patrol methods negatively influence local perception of the police and ATF.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2016
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