Provides information on the fears, emotional distress, physical suffering and financial loss suffered by victims/witnesses of crime. Describes the legal and moral obligations of law enforcement officers relative to victims and what law enforcement officers can do to reduce the adverse impact of becoming a victim. Identifies agencies available to assist in aiding victims/witnesses.
A review of the crime prevention functions of the patrol officer and the role and services available from various crime prevention programs. Locking devices, area lighting and other methods for deterring criminal activity are discussed.
A discussion of the concepts of police and the community and the philosophy involved in community-based policing and problem solving. The evolution of policing from traditional methodology is explored and the importance of developing community partnerships is stressed as well as problem-solving strategies emphasized in police-community partnerships.