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Social Disorganization Theory: Coping

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You are the police chief of Anywhere, U.S., a mid-sized community. You have worked with your organization to adapt to the changes faced after 9/11. Now you are faced with the closing of a major plant in your town. Almost 1,000 men and women are now unemployed and foreclosed signs are popping up everywhere. People are forced to move into cheaper rental housing and there is a social disorganization crisis. Mixed race and age neighborhoods are reporting higher crime rates, vandalism reports are rising, and DUI arrests are the highest in the state.

Your agency is also struggling with low morale because they see their neighbors losing all they have worked for. You must now work with internal and external forces to help your agency and town ride through this economic crisis.


Include the following:

1. An analysis of the rising crime rates in your town. What are they and why are they related (or not)?

2. An internal impact analysis. How does the crime rate and economy impact your officers?

3. Four recommendations—2 with community impact and 2 with internal agency impact.

4. A plan of action if these are approved.

5. A list of necessary resources (monetary and otherwise).
Be sure to include references to literature to support your recommendations properly citing sources using APA format.

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Hi, and good day!
Okay, so, here is the goal for the assignment. Are you familiar with the Social Disorganizational Theory and Rural Community Changes as it relates to how in recent decades, the growing number of conditions, such as changes to the urban areas that were places that poor families could only afford to live suffered a rate of high residential instability rates. Basically, how will this impact those officers in that area given this change after 911? This means, basically that community influences, such as increasing crimes rates, delinquency, gang communities focusing on urban settings and if there will be increased disruptive social, ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses how to deal with low morale in a community with regards to social disorganization.