Kansas City Preventative Patrol Experiment
Research the Kansas City Preventative Patrol Experiment on the Internet.
1. Briefly explain what the results of the study showed. (Cite your source and explain your reasoning.)
- Over the past 90 days, there were three private school shootings–in Broward County, Atlanta, and Los Angeles–in which multiple students were killed by a lone-wolf shooter.
- A group of concerned and vocal parents in Miami are demanding that that patrols be substantially increased around public schools.
- Concomitantly, parents of public school students are complaining of “class bias” should you take police officers and/or patrol away from their schools.
2. Assuming the results of the study are valid, how would you respond to the parents.
3. Give your opinion as to what a police department might try in order to address this potential issue with the limited manpower they have.