Week 07, Criminal Justice System

Assignments for Week 7:

I.  Read Chapter 7, “Issues in Policing.” We will have Quiz #6 on this chapter and on last week’s lecture.  

II. Lecture, Chapter 8, Police and the Rule of Law

III. Critical Thinking Questions on Chapter 6 for Paper:

1. Should a police chief be permitted to promote an officer with special skills to a supervisory position, or should all officers be forced to spend time in rank? Why or why not?

2. Do the advantages of proactive policing outweigh the disadvantages? Explain.

3. What are the relationships among community policing, problem-oriented policing, and intelligence-led policing? Are they similar or fundamentally different?

Critical Thinking Questions for Chapter 7 for Paper:

1. Should male and female officers have exactly the same duties in a police department? If not, why not?

2. Do you think that working the street will eventually lead an officer to develop a cynical personality and distrust for civilians? Explain.

3. How can education help police officers?

4. Should a police officer who accepts a free meal from a restaurant owner be dismissed from the force? Why or why not? Should police be allowed to accept free meals from the public? Why or why not?

5. Would you like to live in a society that abolished police discretion and followed a full-enforcement policy? Why or why not?

© Karen Donahue 2017