Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400â€“600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
How would the implementation of community policing differ in the following communities?
This urban community has a population of nearly 100,000 people, and it is often called â€œLittle Polandâ€ because of its large Polish population. Most residents are Polish-speaking, and they are immigrants directly from Poland. This town has many Polish-themed shops and services for the Polish population and tourists alike. It has always been considered a part of the city proper, but more and more it has become a separate entity. This community has long been protected by gang members, keeping the community safe from the prejudice of surrounding communities. Gang violence has recently increased in this community.
This community, known as â€œCotton Way,â€ was at one time a hub for the garment industry. There has been a decline in labor and production in the past 5 years. 65% of long-term residents of Cotton Way are over 60 years old, and many of these people were formerly employed by the garment factories. The closing of several factories has resulted in large-scale night clubs, which have brought prostitution and drugs to the area. They have attracted an influx of younger residents, which has been a problem for the elders in the community.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
- What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?