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

Discuss the problems faced by today’s police departments that were also present during the early days of policing.
Distinguish between the duties of the state police, sheriffs’ departments, and local police departments.
Do you believe that the general public has greater respect for the police today than in the past? If so why? If not, why not? .
What are some of the technological advances that should help the police solve more crimes? What are the dangers of these advances?
Chapter 5

Should the primary police role be law enforcement or community service? Explain.
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”? Explain your answer.
Do the advantages of proactive policing outweigh the disadvantages? Explain.
Explain the concept of broken windows policing. Why might it be successful?
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Chapter 4 Extra Credit: Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

Conduct internet research on at least two Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. Use the results of your research to discuss each agency’s history; its law enforcement jurisdiction (what crimes it investigates); its nation-wide organization; leadership hierarchy; employment qualifications; and which of the two you would prefer to work for and why. Provide links to the internet sites you researched.

Chapter 5 Extra Credit: SARA and the Crime Triangle

Conduct internet research about SARA (Scan, Analyze, Respond, Assess) and the crime triangle as methods of policing. Discuss SARA and the crime triangle in detail in order to demonstrate your understanding of them and how to implement them as policing strategies. Provide links to the internet sites you researched.


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