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Issue Papers Subjects


1.         Define Community policing and explain the history and development of this model.  Compare and contrast Community Policing with the Political and Professional models.


2.         Define police corruption.  Identify what factors may foster and maintain corruption.  Discuss possible solutions to corruption problems.


3.         Describe some of the unique problems confronting todays police recruiters as well as some of the unique measures being taken to obtain a viable applicant pool.


4.         Explain how the New York Citys Compstat process functions and its potential and/or use by other jurisdictions.


5.         Define Police discretion, some of its advantages and disadvantages, and factors that enter into the officers decision making process.


6.         Describe how the Internet has provided new opportunities for criminals and challenges for police agencies.


7.         Define, compare and contrast reasonable suspicion and probable cause.


8.         Define racial profiling.  Discuss it consequences to the community and the police organization.  Explore some of the ways in which agencies can respond to problems associated with racial profiling.


9.         Describe the possible causes and extent of the nations gang problem.  Explore some of the methods being used by the police to deal with gangs.


10.       Describe hate crime and some of the distinct differences between hate crimes and other crimes.  Explore some of the methods being used by the police to investigate and deal with hate crimes.


Final Questions


1.         Describe the historical development of policing.  Begin in England and explain the development of policing in America through the today.


2.         In detail describe the police hiring and training process.  Explain some of the benefits and costs of the different types of pre-employment testing.  Also, explain the various training models and their strengths and weaknesses.


3.         Describe the general organization and administration of a modern police agency in the United States.


4.         In lay terms describe DNA and DNA Analysis, use of DNA in criminal investigations and DNA databases.  In November 2004, there was a state wide election regarding DNA collection.  Describe the issue, the outcome and give arguments pro and con.


5.         Provide a one or two paragraph description for EACH of the following:


            A.        Uniformed Crime Reports


            B.         Tennessee v. Garner


            C.        The SARA Problem Solving Model


            D.        Gideon v. Wainwright


            E.         The Exclusionary Rule


            F.         The limitations on a police officers Constitutional Rights


            G.        Section 1983 Civil Suits


            H.        Automated Finger Print Identification Systems


Issue Paper Instructions


Select your issue.  Notify the instructor of your choice by February 9, 2007, via email


Students will be required to prepare a typed, 5-7 page analysis of a course related issue.  The student will have a choice of ten issues which are available at the course website. At a minimum, it is expected that the students will produce an academically sound and properly formatted work (APA format is strongly encouraged) with a minimum of five sources, not including the text book.  The instructor will provide more information concerning Issue Paper expectations during class.  The paper will graded on content as well as exposition. 


Final Instructions


You will need at least one large Bluebook.

You must submit your participation log with the final.

Read all of the instructions on this website - ask questions, early and often!


The final examination will consist of two essay questions and will be cumulative.  The five final questions are posted on the course website. However, only two of them will be the final examination.  The student should be prepared to answer all five at the time of final because the two questions to be asked will be announced at the final.  Although this is not an open book test, students may use any notes they took during class or while studying during the final examination.  An in class review will be held prior to the final. They must be the students notes refer to the syllabus section on ethical conduct for further information.  The student MUST answer both questions. Above average and superior responses to the final questions will include sourcing from the readings, lectures, videos and class discussions


Recall our discussion about my expectations.  Superior work (A) will cite multiple sources, build logical arguments, commentary and answers.

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