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A Study on People’s Recognition of the Effect of Community POLICING on Crime Prevention in KOREA: Focusing on Sociodemographic Characteristics

Vol.2 (No.2) 2017
2017-12-30 12:07


The quantitative and qualitative changes in crime have required the appearance of new forms of police activities. Community policing appeared to meet these requirements and has been introduced in many countries around the world including USA, UK and Japan and is now in use. Community policing has also been introduced here in Korea. The police in Korea have accepted it as the new paradigm for the police to prevent crime in local communities.
This study is designed to find out people’s recognition of the effect of community policing on crime prevention, which is its ultimate goal and analyze the difference in people’s recognition of its effect on crime prevention from the sociodemographic perspective in order to provide the police with basic data for improvement in their community policing.
For the achievement of the purposes of this study, the factors such as ‘reduction in the fear of crime’, ‘reduction in crime occurrence’ and ‘reduction in disorder in the local community’ were selected to measure people’s recognition of its crime prevention effect. The research using questionnaires was conducted from Nov. 20, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013 and administered to 303 people. The SPSS 21.0 program was used as the statistical analysis tool and the t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were conducted.
The analysis results show that the average points in the factors of reduction in the fear of crime, reduction in crime occurrence and reduction in disorder in the local community were all below 3 points, thus indicating that people do not recognize the positive effect of community policing on crime prevention.
For checking the difference in citizen’s recognition depending on the sociodemographic factors, the people’s recognition of the effect of community policing on crime prevention has been researched depending on 5 factors such as the sex, age, urban residential area, period of residence and job. It was found in this research that the job factor (1) makes a significant difference on the recognition of the reduction in the fear of crime, the job factor (1) makes a significant difference on the recognition of the reduction in crime occurrence and the three factors (3) such as job, form of urban residence and period of residence make a significant difference on the recognition of the reduction in disorder in the local community.
Company workers showed higher level of recognition in all respects such as the reduction in the fear of crime, reduction in crime occurrence and the reduction in disorder in the local community than those in technology and production fields. In addition, those who live in the residential area showed higher level of recognition of the reduction in disorder in the local community than those living in industrial areas and others. In terms of period of residence, those who lived for at least 1 year but less than 3 years and those for 9 years or above showed higher recognition of the reduction in disorder in the local community than those who lived for at least 6 years but less than 9 years did.
These analysis results indicate that there is a need for a more diversified community policing in consideration of the people’s characteristics in terms of their job, urban residential area and period of residence and there should also be a continuous effort for change in community policing through the periodic evaluation of community policing to improve people’s positive recognition toward community policing.

Keyword:Community Policing, Crime Prevention, Reduction in the Fear of Crime, Reduction in Crime Occurrence, Reduction in Disorder in Local Community
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    Keyword:Police Line, Gathering, Protests, Freedom of Assembly, Control of Assembly Demonstration
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    Keyword:Field Action Manual, Manual Operation Key, Mission, Decision, Disaster Site Information
  • Purpose: The recent correctional administration emphasizes not only aspects of detention-security focused on the execution of prisoners in the past but also the rehabilitation ideology through personality education. A correctional officer who must pursue these two conflicting ideologies at the same time has no choice but to feel a role conflict. Therefore, the focus of this study is to examine role conflicts based on the contradictory role expectations of “punishment ideology” and “rehabilitation ideology” required of correctional officers from the perspective of role conflicts. Method: This study is based on a survey that targeted 431 current correctional officers and the collected questionaries were analyzed by the statistics program of SPSS 22.0. For specific research methods, factor analysis, reliability analysis and correlation analysis were conducted to verify the reliability and validity of each variable. In addition, ANOVA analysis was conducted for the purpose of proving the research hypothesis to verify the differences in the correctional concepts and role conflicts by the socio-demographic characteristics of correctional officers and the differences in role conflicts according to the correctional orientation. Results: Although the punishment orientation of correctional officers differed depending on age, period of service and first department of work, the rehabilitation orientation differed only in the first department of work, this means that the first department of work was the only common link reinforcing either a punishment and rehabilitation ideology. Also, the more the punishment ideology was followed, the greater the chance that role conflict could be experienced. However, there are no difference in role conflicts according to the socio-demographic characteristics, such as gender, age, period of service, current and first department of work. Conclusion: In order to further examine role conflicts of correctional officers, various approaches such as in-depth interviews and panel research will be required. It is also necessary to study various forms of organizational culture to reduce the role conflicts of correctional officers and to efficiently accept contradictory ideologies of punishment and rehabilitation simultaneously.
    Keyword:Correctional Officer, Ideology of Korean Correctional Service, Punishment Ideology, Rehabilitation Ideology, Role Conflict
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    Keyword:Security Police, Police Officers, Gender, Age, Followership
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify factors affecting police satisfaction. There are four models explaining police satisfaction. Demographic model, quality of life model, police contact model, and a community context model exist. These models are important explanatory models that predict police satisfaction. There four models are used to predict police satisfaction in this study. Method: The data used in this study was obtained from 924 citizens living in Daegu, Korea. The survey was conducted on adults aged 18 and older. Participants in the survey were informed of the purpose of the survey and agreed. The collected survey was analyzed using the SPSS. The statistical techniques were descriptive statistics, T-test, ANOVA, correlation, and multiple regression. Results: According to the study, among the four explanatory models, the community context model had the highest ability to explain. Police satisfaction was higher for those who responded to be positive about community, live closely with residents, and intervene in local problems. In addition, the more police officers witness deviations, the less satisfied they are, and the more they are required to train police officers in their behavior. Finally, physical disorder of the community was also shown to predict police satisfaction. Conclusion: The most important conclusion in this study is that the context of the community and the behavior of the police officer have a very important effect on police satisfaction by citizens. Therefore, the police should consider the role they can play to strengthen community social cohesion and informal social control. It will also be necessary to learn the importance of each police officer’s right behavior.
    Keyword:Police Satisfaction, Social Cohesion, Informal Social Control, Police Deviance, Police Contact
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    Keyword:Gangwon-Do Province, Safety, Iinjury, Injury Mortality, Regional Safety Index
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    Keyword:Korean Police Officials, Autonomous Police System, Psychological Contract Violations, Organizational Justice, Organizational Citizenship Behavior
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    Keyword:CPTED, Cooperative Security, CCTV, Urban Planning, Architectural Design
  • Background/Objectives; Indiscriminate and brutal crimes have occurred in our recently society. Among the crimes, recidivism of sexual crimes by sex offenders even with their electronic anklets increases, hence an improvement plan is urgently required in such a condition, which the effectiveness of the anklets, in ef-fect, is being questioned and challenged. This study recognizes the severity of the recidivistic and retaliato-ry crimes and proposes a sexual violence response system, an upgraded variation, via IOT-based smart de-vices, resolving problems in the existing model and enabling responses against sexual violence. Methods/Statistical analysis; The proposal model of sexual crime response system with IOT-based smart devices consists of 5 parts – Data collection and comparative analysis module, crime response module-sex offender response module/crime victim response module, Integrated D/B and posterior utility D/B. This sys-tem has the phased crime response mode activated to practice sex offender response when a sign of crimi-nal recidivism is captured and a crime sign is detected via attachment of Smart Electronic monitoring An-klets with various IOT-based sensors mounted, on ankles of the sex offenders. Simultaneously, to prevent recidivism by the sex offenders, the sexual violence victims are instructed to wear Smart Electronic Bracelet thereby, the states of the offenders are analyzed, and any recidivistic and criminal injury on the sexual vio-lence victims is minimized via operations of the phased crime victim response module when an injury occur-rence is detected. Findings; While the existing model only collected the sex offender data, the proposal model collects not only the offender data but also the sexual violence victim data through Smart Electronic monitoring Anklet and Smart Electronic Bracelet, thus more accurate prediction against crimes is enabled via the more ex-panded data collection. The proposal model, involving Smart Electronic monitoring Anklet and Smart Elec-tronic Bracelet, allowed a preventive sexual violence victim response mode, as well as the crime response mode coping with recidivism by sex offenders, by analyzing the data from both the offenders and the vic-tims. In manners of crime response patterns, the existing model only comparatively analyze the collected offender data and gradually operate the phased crime response module against the offender, while the proposed model distinguishes itself by operating response modules of both sex offenders and sexual vio-lence victims, having data of the both collected and analyzed. Improvements/Applications; Sexual violence response system with IOT-based smart devices, the pro-posal model, allows more accurate crime prediction via diversified data collection through Smart Electronic monitoring Anklets and Smart Electronic Bracelets, unlike the existing model and the current Electronic An-klet system being run by the Ministry of Justice. Moreover, by operating crime response modes – one al-lowing rapid response against recidivism to sexual crime victims and the other preventing recidivism based on analysis, the proposal has a difference in the extent of probable crime injury from sexual violence.
    Keyword:IOT, Smart Device, Smart Electronic Monitoring Anklet, Smart Electronic Bracelet, Sexual Vio-lence
  • Police must always remain resilient and changeable to respond to environmental changes. The acquisi-tion of new knowledge and skills is inevitable, and furthermore, it is very important to induce changes in the perception, values, attitudes and behavior of individual police officers in order to cope with environ-mental changes and execute necessary tasks through education and training. Recently, police have been called on to deal effectively and actively with the situation of limiting materi-al and human resources along with increasing quantity and quality of crime, increasing the people's desire for safety and improving the expected level of police activities. At this point, the police should secure and train new police officers with professional and professional views to meet the expectations of the people. More than 95 percent of the nation's police officers are educated, trained at National Central Police Academy and assigned to practice. Most police officers working at the front line are being deployed through the education of the National Central Police Academy. Given this, we can see that the direction of education and its role of the National Central Police Academy are very important. However, the current National Central Police Academy is operated on the basis of regulation on educa-tion and training of police officials, which poses a major problem in securing legal stability. In addition, despite the importance of education for newly recruited police officers and the aforementioned problems, the reality is that there is a lack of prior research related to this. Therefore, prior studies were reviewed in this study to derive ways to improve the education system for Newly Recruited Police officers. Through prior research review, the enactment of National Central Police Academy establishment act and the improvement of the police education system were proposed. First, the National Central Police Academy establishment act will have to be enacted. Second, the expert professor system will have to be established. Finally, field-oriented education should be activated.
    Keyword:Police, Education, Newly Recruited Police Officers, National Central Police Academy, Expert Pro-fessor System