Policing in America Today: Changes and Challenges
Please submit a five page paper that will discuss the above listed topic. Your paper will first define issues facing the police today (Summer 2020). Discuss the positive changes that you see taking place as well as the negatives of the changes expected. Discuss what would happen if the police were ‘defunded’ (some may already be by the time you do this assignment), the impact on the law enforcement agencies, the police themselves, the people they serve. . Large city police departments are seeing record numbers of retirements and officers just leaving to change careers. Police academy classes are being cancelled due to not being able to fill the classes with recruits. Do you think that a police department could exist with less officers? What types of services could they/would they provide? How would this impact society as a whole?
I know there may not be a lot written about this topic at the moment. There are related topics discussed in the text and there are newspaper headlines discussing this every day now. You can find professional journal entries, magazine articles….even your own opinion…to use in the paper. I encourage you to state your opinion but I do not want a ‘rant’…either for or against cops…or the changes that are taking place. You might add facts about crime rates (rising or falling), ,attitudes toward the police etc.
Think about it. If you have any questions please ask. Thanks.
You should cite at least three references (books, periodicals, newspaper articles, etc…) used in writing your paper. Do not use your textbook as a reference. Your paper should be double spaced. You should use a Times Roman font, size 12. Place page numbers in the upper right corner of your pages. Page number 5 (five) of your paper should list works cited. Please follow the APA standards when citing sources.
Put your name, course title and course number on the first page of the paper. Title page and works cited page do NOT count toward the four-page requirement. Please remember to use spell check on the paper before submitting it. Points will be deducted for incorrect use of English.
Requirements: .doc file