Congratulations! You have reached the final assignment. Throughout this course, you have surveyed the broad range of activities associated with policing in the United States. You have become aware that there are many philosophical positions, operational strategies, and public policy choices that are to be considered when contemplating US law enforcement.
Through this assignment, you have the opportunity to draw from the wide range of policing variables and hone in on the issues in law enforcement that you think are most important. As a result of the course, your viewpoints should now be more informed than they were at the beginning.
By Sunday, April 13, 2014, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
Keeping in mind the benefit of the entire course—with all of its readings and written assignments behind you—what do you believe are the most pressing issues facing law enforcement in the United States today?
How has this course helped to shape, change, or reinforce your opinion in this regard?
In what way does the study of policing at the college level further the capabilities of the profession
CJ A498 module 5_a2 due april 13
You are patrolling the Centervale industrial park at 11:45 p.m. You see two youths in their mid-20s walking from the closed industrial center area toward a local transportation center. They are talking animatedly, seemingly in a rush, and carrying small athletic bags. As this is your patrol area, you know that there are no open industrial buildings and that the night cleaning crews are already gone.
You stop the two youths to ascertain their business in the area. Neither of the youth wants to cooperate; both seem to be in a hurry and mention that they “will miss their bus.” Will you let the two youths proceed?
By Sunday, April 13, 2014, in at least 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your answers to the following questions:
What steps can a patrol officer take to spot and investigate potential security and terror threats while on “routine patrol”?
How can you, as a police officer, create a balance between professionalism and noninterference of freedom given to citizens in a free society?