Police Organization and Administration: Futuristic Policing

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Essay #: 057793
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Police Organization and Administration: Futuristic Policing
Introduction
For almost as long as law enforcement has existed, theorists, popular authors, and most recently film-makers have speculated about what futuristic policing might look like. Recently, the film Minority Report (based on a short story of the same name by author Philip K. Dick) imagined a world in which, assisted by so-called ‘precognitives,’ police are informed of crimes before they happen, and can therefore take pre-emptive action. In another influential film, RoboCop, director Paul Verhoeven envisaged a future world so dangerous that only a heavily-armed cyborg could keep the streets safe.
These two movies are directly relevant to any discussion of what form future...
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.....h the community. This specific role of police leaders will only grow in importance in the future. As the public emerges as the owner of data that will be extremely important to police, police leaders will be increasingly tasked with interfacing with the community—which, thanks to smart alarm technologies, may soon be an extension of the police force anyway.
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