CRJS 215 Police

CRJS 215 Police - The Police And Law Enforcement Police The...

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The Police The Police And And Law Enforcement Law Enforcement
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Police Police The police are gatekeepers of the CJ process. What does that mean?
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Police Police The police are gatekeepers of the CJ process. What does that mean? First contact Decide whether to arrest or handle informally Possible long term, serious consequences Like what?
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Police Police Historical Background Primary Functions Enforcement arm of reigning political power Protect private privacy Control increasing number of immigrants
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Police Police Historical Background The Twentieth Century Period of Reform Professionalism Police Agency Reorganization Recruiting, Training, Discipline Centralization, Bureaucracy, Technology Large Increase in Number of Officers
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Police Police Modern Policing (1960 – Present) 1960’s Supreme Court limits police operations, procedures 1970’s Women and minorities recruited, Affirmative Action 1980’s Community Policing Concept 1990’s Efforts to cooperate with communities, problem solve
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Police Police Law Enforcement Categories Federal = FBI, DEA, US Marshals, ATF, IRS, DHS State County = Sheriff’s Local Nearly 800,000 full time law enforcement officers in 18,000 different agencies.
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Police Police How tough is the police officer job? Enforce laws in toughest areas in America Criticized when tactics allegedly too tough Should police receive a better break?
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Police Police Romantic Perception of Police Work Fearless crime fighter Selfless Daily Shootouts Good guy wins
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Police Police Realities of Police Work Dangerous Stressful Tedious Feels Unappreciated and Misunderstood Career Concerns Family Problems
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Police Police Realities of Police Work Social work and admin take 50% of time 1/3 of officers do not perform line officer duties Average 2 arrests monthly, 1 serious quarterly
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Police Police Realities of Police Work Huge Responsibility Split Second Decisions Sensitivity to Citizen Needs
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Police Police Police Effectiveness How good are police apprehension rates? Poor Report of crime in progress, 33% arrest rate Crime report 1 minute later, 10% arrest rate 15 minute elapsed time, 5% arrest rate Are police effective at deterring crime? Patrol does not seem to deter crime.
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Police Police Traditional Police Roles Patrol Selective Enforcement Community Problem Solver Investigation Undercover Sting Vice
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Police Police Police Wants To Be Proactive Crime Fighter Initiate actions against criminals Community Wants Make Community Safe (Is this realistic?) Perform Dangerous and Distasteful Duties Crack Down on Lawbreakers (Except them)
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course CRJS 215 taught by Professor O'toole during the Spring '08 term at Old Dominion.

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