Proactive Policing: Definition & Strategies

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Which of the following BEST describes the difference between proactive and reactive policing?

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1. Which of the following police activities illustrates the proactive policing approach?

2. Proactive policing policies make a number of assumptions about how to best reduce crime. Which of the following statements BEST represents some of the key underlying assumptions of proactive policing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Proactive policing is an approach to law enforcement that prioritizes prevention by focusing on some of the root causes of crime. The theories and practices of proactive policing are reviewed in this quiz and lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment on proactive policing highlights the following topics:

  • Characteristics of proactive policing
  • Tactics and strategies
  • Theories of proactive policing
  • The consequences of low-level crime and disorder
  • Problems with proactive policing strategies

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read an overview on proactive policing and understand the key concepts and objectives
  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about proactive policing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the role of law enforcement in proactive policing
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast proactive policing and traditional policing

Additional Learning

For more information about this aspect of law enforcement, read the lesson, Proactive Policing: Definition & Strategies. The lesson covers the following goals:

  • Explain proactive policing's emphasis on low-level crime
  • List some examples of proactive policing strategies
  • Describe the role of community relationships in proactive policing
  • Assess the concept of proactive policing
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