Community Policing

Topic Summary:

1. Summarize the three eras of policing (political, reform, and community). Identify and briefly discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each era. Respond in no less than 300 words.


2. What were the primary findings and recommendations of the Wickersham Commission? What changes resulted from these recommendations? How did the work of O.W. Wilson, August Vollmer, and J. Edgar Hoover further reform policing in this era? Respond in no less than 250 words.


3.List and discuss the problems with the professional model of policing that arose in the 1960s. Include in your discussion how these problems contributed to the development of COPPS. Respond in no less than 300 words.


4.Outline the main principles of the COPPS model.

Executive Decision:

5.Imagine you are the chief of a police department in a mid-sized city. In no less than 150 words, discuss ways in which the goals of homeland security can be accomplished through or assisted by community police.

Week 4 Assignment

Application: Is This Purpose Legal?

The final requirement of a valid contract is that it must be made for a legal purpose. Consider the following situation:

You and Tommy made a $100 bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl. After your team won, Tommy refused to pay you the $100.

Based on the information that you have learned in your reading, write a 150-word paper that answers the following questions about the situation described above:

  1. Could you legally sue Tommy?
  2. Why or why not? Be sure to support your conclusion with facts, definitions, and/or examples.
  3. If you have not already done so, clearly explain what constitutes legal and illegal gambling.
    ***Please use APA formatting.  Also please use quotes from the text/resources.  Please see example of APA formatting below:
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