Chapter 7 policing issues

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Chapter 7 policing issues

  1. 1. Chapter 7 issues in policingChapter outlineWho are the police ?Police and educationMinorities in policingWomen in policingThe police professionPolice culturePolice personalityPolice styleCareers in criminal justice racial profilingPolice discretionFactors influencing discretionRace gender and culture in criminal justice : racial profilingProblems of policingJob stressFatigueViolence and brutalityCorruptionUse of forceRace and forceDeadly forceAnalyzing criminal justice issues : suicide by copNondeadly forceCriminal justice and technology: Tasers
  2. 2. Police as victimsEvidence – based justice : are tasers effective ?Key terms 1. Double marginality pg. 244 – according to Nicholas alex the social burden that African American police officers carry by being both minority group members and law enforcement officers. 2. Blue curtain pg. 249 – the secretive insulated police culture that isolates officers from the rest of society. 3. Cynicism pg. 250 – the belief that most people’s actions are motivated soley by personal needs and selfishness. 4. Police styles pg. 250 – the working personalities adopted by police officers that can range from being aa social worker in blue to being a hard-charging crime fighter. 5. Discretion pg. 252 – the use of personal decision making and choice in carrying out operations in the criminal justice system. 6. Low-visibility decision making pg. 253 – decision making by police officers that is not subject to administrative review for example a decision not to stop a speeding vehicle. 7.

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