—Contemporary Issues in Police Administration
Although we now realize that this model of “stranger policing” and the police-centered approach to crime control was fatally awed, it developed for understandable reasons. Limiting police-public contact was expected to reduce police corruption and other abuses of authority. e professional model was also a method for administering the same level and quality of policing throughout the community-it showed no favorites. In addition, prior to research in the 1970s, preventive patrol, rapid response, and follow-up investigations were believed to be eective, especially in comparison to such antiquated techniques as the posse, the citizens’ protective association, and foot patrol.