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  • Use Of Police Discretion
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    In this paper, I will be writing about Police Discretion. I will start by defining Police Discretion then briefly discuss the use in domestic disturbances, minor misdemeanors, and traffic enforcement. I will also discuss the application of police discretion, the provisions it uses and how it is currently practiced. At the end of these brief descriptions, I will then present the myth that exists in regards to police discretion. And finally, I will end this paper with my personal opinion as well a...
  • Motorist To An Invasive Police Stop
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    I. INTRODUCTION "Let me make this very clear. The Maryland State police has not, does not, nor will it ever condone the use of race-based profiling" in determining which cars to stop on the highway. 1 Chief State Trooper Colonel David Mitchell issued this statement in response to a lawsuit filed against the Maryland State Troopers. The suit was filed on behalf of African-American motorists who alleged that these officers had engaged in a practice of targeting black motorists for traffic stops al...
  • Era Of Law Enforcement
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    Since the founding of this country, to the wild west, and up to the present, the agenda of the policing bodies have been clear: to uphold and enforce the laws of our society. Of course the way they do this today had undergone changes from the first police forces of early America, law enforcement has seen trends come and go. Law enforcement is divided into three major eras throughout history. These eras are the political era, the reform era and the community era. The political era that took place...
  • Employment Opportunities For The Female Police Officer
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    There are many stereotypes that women in the law enforcement field have to face. In order to recruit more women into policing, law enforcement agencies should attempt to overcome the idea that policing is a "male-oriented profession". This paper will cover parts of the history of women police officers, some views and stereotypes of the female officer, job related issues, life outside of the workforce and job satisfaction. It used to be that only nursing, teaching, and clerical positions were ope...
  • 80 Los Angeles Police Officers
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    Abstract In order to understand comp temporary law enforcement, we should recognize the conditions that impact our profession. It is agreed upon by many scholars that major changes in law enforcement occur every five years. Policing is sometimes characterize.".. like a sandbar in a river, subject to being changed continuously by the currents in which it is immersed... ". (Swanson, Territo and Taylor, p. 2). However, in recent years some major changes have occurred in a shorter time period. Innov...
  • Community Based Policing
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    Community-Based Policing: Law Enforcement For The Twentieth Century by KONSTANTINOS I. KORI AS. ENGLISH COMPOSITION PROFESSOR CHUCK NILES (MONDAY NIGHT CLASS) OUTLINE Thesis: Community-based policing provides hope for the future of Law enforcement. I. Introduction to C.B.P.A. The roots of C.B.P.B. So what is community? II. The two elements of C.B.P. law enforcement philosophy are: A. Community partnership. B. Problem solving.. The reaction of police to change. IV. The future of C.B.P.A. A first ...
  • State And Local Law Enforcement Agencies
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    Crime is on the decline in the United States. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual "Crime in the United States"1 reports serious crime in 1999 dropped 7 percent from 1998 and 16 percent from 1995. Compared with totals for 1998, both violent and property crime totals diminished 7 percent, while murder and robbery together decreased 8 percent from 1998 to 1999. Aggravated assault figures fell by 6 percent, and rape statistics fell by 4 percent. In 1999, the number of violent crimes was 20 ...

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