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The Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment
Identify the purpose of the research study, problem, and questions. * The purpose of this research was to determine if police foot patrols can improve community perception of the police and reduce fear of crime and prevent actual crime
Describe the design of the study. * In Philadelphia, their resources consisted of 60 patrol locations; researchers identified the highest violent crime corners in the city, using data from 2006 to 2008. Police commanders designed 120 foot patrol areas around these corners, and stratified randomization was used to assign pairs of foot patrols with similar crime rates as either a comparison or a target area. * Officers generally patrolled in pairs with two pairs assigned to each foot patrol. They worked from Tuesday morning to Saturday night in two shifts (10am to 6pm, 6pm to 2am).
Identify an operational definition used by the researchers. * An operational definition used by researchers is describing a foot patrol as a police officer working on foot throughout their beat or assigned area rather than utilizing a vehicle.
Provide one example of inductive logic and one example of deductive logic presented in the results. * An example of inductive reasoning is foot patrol beats returned to their pre-experiment crime levels once the foot patrol experiment was concluded. Foot patrol is more likely to conduct pedestrian stops and deal with disorder and drug offenses while car patrol handled the vast majority of reported crime incidents is an example of deductive reasoning.
Identify whether the research study is a quantitative or qualitative design. Explain your answer. * The research was qualitative design. The research conducted was analyzed and focused on the results it produced and the quality of the policing done on foot compared to vehicles. The focus was on…...

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