COURSE WORK: CRIME PREVENTION & EMERGENCY PLANNING DISCUSSION

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CRIME PREVENTION
1. In Chapter 7 of Crime Prevention, Robinson states that “Rational choice and deterrence theories are two related theories that help understand why criminal justice – including crime control and crime prevention activities of police, courts, and corrections – should help us reduce crime in society” (2012). Answer one of the following questions:
a. How do these theories help us understand the relationship between criminals and law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and society?
b. What are some of the results we would expect to see if these theories are correct in assessing criminal activity?
c. How would the rational choice and deterrence theories change the policing strategy of your department if you were in a police department utilizing traditional policing techniques or a department utilizing community oriented and problem solving techniques?
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length.
2. Identify a crime or criminal issue that you believe has a law enforcement solution. Considering the Problem Analysis Chart (Step 8) in Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps (assigned reading for Week Two) and the Twenty Five Techniques of Situational Prevention chart, propose a potential solution to the crime or criminal issue you identified. Explain how the technique will effectively reduce the possibility of the crime occurring. If the technique is effective, what is the expected result on social and criminal justice? You may use this research in your Final Project.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length. Support your post with examples from your required reading material and /or other scholarly sources, and provide in-text citation in APA style.
3. During this course you will submit three journal article reviews from the Ashford Online Library. You can use this research in your Final Project, due in Week Five. The reviews will addresses crime prevention strategies through one of the following criminal justice system components:
d. Policing Crime Prevention Programs – policing, schools, community oriented policing (covered in Chapter 7 of Crime Prevention)
e. Court Crime Prevention Programs – the Courts or sentencing (covered in Chapter 8 of Crime Prevention)
f. Corrections Crime Prevention Programs – corrections, jails and prisons, boot camps, rehabilitation, or restoration (covered in Chapter 9 of Crime Prevention)
There are journal article reviews due in Weeks One, Three, and Four. For this week, select an article on a law-enforcement initiated crime prevention program. In this review, do the following:
a. Summarize the article. Which type of crime prevention strategy is being addressed?
b. Identify the key findings and recommendations.
c. Cite the article in APA format. Information on APA is available in the Ashford Writing center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 1250 words in length.
EMERGENCY PLANNING
1. The key to fostering successful emergency plans is an extensive focus on training and exercises, which reinforce emergency preparedness for a host of potential disasters. In 250-300 words, describe the three types of exercises emergency planners might develop to test Emergency Operations Plan protocols and equipment. Which type of exercise do you believe is most effective at assessing the preparedness of emergency response personnel and equipment? Which type of exercise do you think is the easiest to facilitate? Support your answers with appropriate resources.
2. Chapter 5 describes three population protective responses typically addressed in planning: Evacuation, In Place Protection, and Expedient Respiratory Protection. In 250 – 300 words, describe the four primary attributes on which these protective actions differ. In your opinion, which of these three protective responses is most difficult to plan for?

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