Chapter 6 outline - 1. Chapter 6: Policing and the Law...

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1. Chapter 6: Policing and the Law a.i.1. Expectations of the police a.i.1.a. Police must develop an occupational culture that shapes their response to crime, lawbreakers, and the criminal justice system a.i.1.b. Assumptions define police subculture a.i.1.b.i. People can’t be trusted a.i.1.b.ii. Experience is better than abstract rules a.i.1.b.iii. Must make people respect you a.i.1.b.iv. Everyone hates a cop a.i.1.b.v. Legal system is untrustworthy a.i.1.b.vi. People who are not controlled will break laws a.i.1.b.vii. Police officers must appear respectful and be efficient a.i.1.b.viii. Cops can most accurately identify crime and criminals a.i.1.b.ix. Major jobs of a cop are to prevent crime and to enforce laws a.i.1.b.x. Stronger punishment will deter criminals from repeating their errors a.i.2. How the Police Work a.i.2.a. Watchman style- emphasizes the maintenance order and informal intervention on the part of the police officer rather than the strict enforcement of law a.i.2.b. Legalistic style- emphasizes enforcement of the letter of the law a.i.2.c. Service style- concerned primarily with serving the community and citizens a.i.2.d. Quasi-military nature of police organizations a.i.2.d.i. Egon Bittner identified 3 reasons why military model is attractive to police planners: a.i.2.d.i.1. Controlling the use of force through discipline a.i.2.d.i.2. Professionalization a.i.2.d.i.3. Effective model of organization a.i.2.d.ii. Individual officers must exert discretion in their
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Chapter 6 outline - 1. Chapter 6: Policing and the Law...

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