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Unformatted text preview: o Most law enforcement agencies are local police departments. This is more decentralized than most countries. Sheriffs o County Level o Tasks: Operate county jails; serve court papers; and maintain order in the courtroom. Three Styles of Policing (Wilson): o Watchman Style Preventive Approach Focus: Maintaining Order o Legalistic Style Approach: Reactive Focus: Crime-Fighting, Professional Policing o Service Style Approach: Problem-Solving Focus: Addressing Neighborhood Concerns Problems Facing Police: o Police Corruption o Police Abuse of Power o Racial Profiling o Recruitment of Minorities and Women o Challenges Posed by: Deindustrialization Weakening Informal Social Control o New Programs...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 105 taught by Professor Mcgoin during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
- Spring '08