Assignment 4: Contemporary Issues in Modern Police Operations and the Policing

Assignment 4: Contemporary Issues in Modern Police Operations and the Policing

Due Week 10 and worth 180 points

Select two (2) contemporary issues in modern police operations and examine the related law enforcement agencies, change, and efficiency. The suggested contemporary issues are below:

· Terrorism

· Police evidence collection

· Children and juvenile

· Law enforcement hiring process

· Criminal investigation

· Gangs and drugs

· Police patrol

· Or other issues or topics from the textbook that interest you

Write a six (6) page paper in which you:

1. Summarize the history of law enforcement operations as it relates to the issue(s) that you selected.

2. Determine the key law enforcement agencies that are responsible for enforcing law related to your chosen issue(s).

3. Explain at least one (1) major change to law enforcement operations related to the issue(s) that you selected. Next, provide at least one (1) reason why the identified change was necessary. Support your response.

4. Give your opinion as to whether or not the change that you determined in Question 3 improved police operations in dealing with your selected issue(s). Provide a rationale for your response.

5. Discuss the main requirements related to training that local and federal law enforcement agencies must address as they relate to your selected issue(s).

6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources as references, such as journal articles, newspapers, magazines, and publications from law enforcement associations. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and similar websites do not qualify as quality academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Demonstrate knowledge of the history of law enforcement.

· Compare and contrast the hierarchy of command associated with modern law enforcement agencies.

· Discuss the theoretical undertones of policing strategies (i.e., community policing, patrol patterns).

· Discuss ideological and practical positions and debate controversial issues in policing.

· Examine the requirements of local and federal agency training requirements.

· Use technology and information resources to research advanced issues in law enforcement.

· Write clearly and concisely about advanced issues in law enforcement using proper grammar and mechanics.

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Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 180

Assignment 4: Contemporary Issues in Modern Police Operations and the Policing
Criteria  

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Summarize the history of law enforcement operations as it relates to the issue(s) that you selected.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the history of law enforcement operations as it relates to the issue(s) that you selected. Insufficientlysummarized the history of law enforcement operations as it relates to the issue(s) that you selected. Partially summarized the history of law enforcement operations as it relates to the issue(s) that you selected. Satisfactorilysummarized the history of law enforcement operations as it relates to the issue(s) that you selected. Thoroughly summarized the history of law enforcement operations as it relates to the issue(s) that you selected.
2. Determine the key law enforcement agencies that are responsible for enforcing law related to your chosen issue(s). Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely determined the key law enforcement agencies that are responsible for enforcing law related to your chosen issue(s). Insufficiently determined the key law enforcement agencies that are responsible for enforcing law related to your chosen issue(s). Partially determined the key law enforcement agencies that are responsible for enforcing law related to your chosen issue(s). Satisfactorilydetermined the key law enforcement agencies that are responsible for enforcing law related to your chosen issue(s). Thoroughly determined the key law enforcement agencies that are responsible for enforcing law related to your chosen issue(s).
3. Explain at least one (1) major change to law enforcement operations related to the issue(s) that you selected. Next, provide at least one (1) reason why the identified change was necessary. Support your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explained at least one (1) major change to law enforcement operations related to the issue(s) that you selected. Did not submit or incompletely provided at least one (1) reason why the identified change was necessary. Did not submit or incompletely supported your response. Insufficiently explained at least one (1) major change to law enforcement operations related to the issue(s) that you selected. Insufficiently provided at least one (1) reason why the identified change was necessary. Insufficiently supported your response. Partially explained at least one (1) major change to law enforcement operations related to the issue(s) that you selected. Partiallyprovided at least one (1) reason why the identified change was necessary. Partially supported your response. Satisfactorily explained at least one (1) major change to law enforcement operations related to the issue(s) that you selected. Satisfactorily provided at least one (1) reason why the identified change was necessary. Satisfactorily supported your response. Thoroughly explained at least one (1) major change to law enforcement operations related to the issue(s) that you selected. Thoroughly provided at least one (1) reason why the identified change was necessary. Thoroughly supported your response.
4. Give your opinion as to whether or not the change that you determined in Question 3 improved police operations in dealing with your selected issue(s). Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely gave your opinion as to whether or not the change that you determined in Question 3 improved police operations in dealing with your selected issue(s). Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Insufficiently gave your opinion as to whether or not the change that you determined in Question 3 improved police operations in dealing with your selected issue(s). Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response. Partially gave your opinion as to whether or not the change that you determined in Question 3 improved police operations in dealing with your selected issue(s). Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily gave your opinion as to whether or not the change that you determined in Question 3 improved police operations in dealing with your selected issue(s). Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly gave your opinion as to whether or not the change that you determined in Question 3 improved police operations in dealing with your selected issue(s). Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
5. Discuss the main requirements related to training that local and federal law enforcement agencies must address as they relate to your selected issue(s).

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed the main requirements related to training that local and federal law enforcement agencies must address as they relate to your selected issue(s). Insufficiently discussed the main requirements related to training that local and federal law enforcement agencies must address as they relate to your selected issue(s). Partially discussed the main requirements related to training that local and federal law enforcement agencies must address as they relate to your selected issue(s). Satisfactorily discussed the main requirements related to training that local and federal law enforcement agencies must address as they relate to your selected issue(s). Thoroughlydiscussed the main requirements related to training that local and federal law enforcement agencies must address as they relate to your selected issue(s).
6. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

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