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- Identify the principal roles and functions of the police in America and the relationship between the police and the law.
- Identify various types of police agencies at the local, state, and federal level.
- Describe the nature of patrol work.
- Identify major organizational theories associated with policing.
- Describe the civil service system.
The Personal Side of Policing
- Identify and describe elements associated with the police recruitment and selection process.
- Examine how women and minorities can achieve equality in law enforcement.
- Describe major components of police officer training and career development programs.
- Describe the internal and external mechanisms that influence and control police discretion.
- Describe and analyze the police culture and the significance of stress in policing.
- Identify and describe the various functions of a police agency.
- Analyze the role and function of police in the community.
- Describe the difference between proactive and reactive patrol.
- Describe how the police protect citizens’ constitutional rights.
- Identify different types of searches and interrogation practices.
- Define probable cause .
- Describe police corruption and other police misconduct.
- Identify examples of police brutality.
- Examine the history of policing to the present day.
- Analyze the relationship between government and policing in American society.
Critical Issues in Policing
- Describe the use of technology in policing.
- Define less-than-lethal weapons.
- Examine the dangers of the police.
- Examine issues of homeland security and law enforcement.
- Describe the future of policing.
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