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Police Scotland successfully maintained public order during the 2014 Commonwealth games, a major international sporting and tourist event which was also a potential high profile target for terrorist activity.
Success - Commonwealth Games.
In recent years crime levels in Scotland have dropped significantly across some key areas. In 2015 overall crime was down 5% with violent crime having decreased by 6%, and murder rates having dropped slightly.
Success - crime rates.
The use of stop and search policies using criminal profiling of youths. Scottish Ministers criticised the use of stop and search of teenagers for alcohol without probable cause as
having no legal basis and ordered Police Scotland to desist from this. From 2014-2015 use of stop and search by Police Scotland dropped by 40%.
Criticism - stop and search.
The Police Federation has called for ALL
police vehicles to be armed with Tasers due to increasing numbers of police assaults.
1 in 3 officers is assaulted with over 5000 incidents a year.
In 2014 the sight of Specialist armed police officers routinely patrolling in Scotland caused public and political concern. As a result Police Scotland reviewed their policy and performed a u-turn by deciding that in future armed police will only be deployed to firearms incidents or where there is a threat to life.
Only 2% of the near 18,000 officers are qualified to carry weapons.
-Help reduce citizen fear of crime.
- Improve police-community relations.
- Creates more effective responses to community problems.
Community policing - positive
Knife crime prevention has been a major focus and target of Police Scotland and the Scottish Government. In December 2013 Police Scotland took a zero tolerance to anyone caught carrying a knife. Knife crime dropped by 28%.
Success - intensive enforcement.
1. Can increase hostility between the police and neighborhood residents can hinder productive partnerships.
2. Increases in officers' decision-making autonomy can lead to greater opportunities for police corruption
3. Resistance within the police force can hamper community policing's successful implementation.
Community policing - negatives
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