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Study Guide for 1st Exam in Police Systems

by: Arely Sanchez

Study Guide for 1st Exam in Police Systems CJUS 3300

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Study guide/review for first exam. I will add the rest of chapter 4 on Friday. These questions are based off of the powerpoints and lecture in class. I did my best to cover all the material but k...
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Arely Sanchez on Thursday February 11, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to CJUS 3300 at University of North Texas taught by Michael Huskey in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 176 views. For similar materials see Police systems in Criminal Justice at University of North Texas.


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Date Created: 02/11/16
Study Guide For Police Systems (Chapters 1-4) Chapter 1 Policing in America: >What is the concept of police? What are some police goals? ex: reducing crime and disorder Things to remember: *police training won’t have answers for every conflict *they practice some form of discretion but it is sometimes limited *there is a balance between the police and the people’s business Things to remember: *hotspot policing: narrowing down where crime is *law enforcement officer describes very little of what police officers do (they just enforce the law) Functions of Police: >What kind of social service functions do police do? Ex: help with domestic violence Things to remember: *police are more involved with counter-terrorism now and cyber crime Centralized Police Force: >What are the pros? What are the cons? Ununiformed Police in America: >What are some examples of these kind of policemen? What area they located in? ex: metropolitan area, college campuses, etc. Things to remember: *not every police officer wears uniform (detectives, investigators, private security) *usually work in non-sworn capacities *non-sworn: people working part time or a civilian employee *police are pretty much everywhere *using DRONES (evidence but it is quite controversial) >What is the Patriot Act? (Not sure if it will be on the exam but it would be nice to know) Police Budgets Decreasing: >What is a furlough? Federal Law Enforcement: >What year was it founded? What was if originally for? Give examples. (FBI, DEA) Homeland Security: >What does it do? How many agencies is it split in? What is it created for? State Police: Things to remember: *all states have some type of state police agency *sheriffs are not part of state police Bifurcation: >Highway patrol, special investigation, enforcement powers; What do these things do? Special Jurisdiction Police: >Give examples. What do they do? Things to remember: *this is all coordinated geographically *there could be overlapping jurisdiction *includes both sworn and non sworn police officers Sheriffs and Deputies: >Who do they provide service to? Who is elected into office? How many sheriffs were operating in the US in 2008? What do they do? Things to remember: *some additional things they do is: -maintaining safety in courthouses -serve court papers -sheriffs in jail are responsible for inmate and security Auxiliary/Reserve/Special Police: >Are they full or part time? What are some things they do? Where are some of the areas they help out? Things to remember: *they do crime prevention activities in communities (training) Conservation Officers and Game Wardens : >What are the requirements? What do they do? Chapter 2 History in Policing: >What is nightwatch? What is a watchmen? Wardens: >What did they do? Who is Robert Peel? Why is he important? Government Run Police Force: >What new technology was introduced? Political Era: *your qualification came from your connections not from your ability >Which city became the most corrupt? Social Media: >How does it effect the way we see policemen? Reform Era: >What were the goals? What was the Wickersham Commission Report? Who was August Vollmer? What was the most challenging era in American policing? What were some of the cases that limited police authority? What is the LEAA? What was CALEA? Things to remember: *police were seen as responsible for continued crime *civilians complaints and actions led to CALEA *leaning towards a community policing model rather than crime fighting Contemporary Policing Strategies: >What is Areal Policing? What is Reassurance Policing? What is compstat? What are some current issues in policing? Chapter 3 >What are the 7 tasks? Define hierarchy. What is Unity of Command? What is Chain of Command? What is Span of Control? List the hierarchy of command. What is incident command systems? When are they useful? Paramilitary Structure: >What are the characteristics of this model? What is SWAT? Who is Peak? What were his ideas? Things to remember: *communication fails with this structure up and down *majority of police work is reactive >What is functional design? What are patrol operations? What is the investigations bureau? What do they do? Administrative/Staff Services: >What are some examples of these? What is place design? What is time design? What is future organization designs? Proactive Police works: What are they? What are the 10 things they do? (Don’t have to list all but have a general idea) What is the matrix structure? Police Leadership: >How do they get resources? How long does a chief work? How many years of experience does a sergeant need in order to test? What are some other requirements? What are police unions and collective bargaining? What is an impasse? What is the blue flu? What is unfair labor practicing? What are some characteristics of a profession? Ex: code of ethics, dedication to self improvement Chapter 4 What are some traits and characteristics for recruitment? What are baby boomers? What is X and Y? What is Title VII? What is affirmative action? What is disparate impact? What is consent decree? What act has diversified police? What are some standards you have to meet? What are status tests? What are physical tests? Things to remember: *we want women to apply to be in police departments *certain requirements must be meant to avoid charges to the department (not having enough women) but that’s not the sole reason we want women to apply


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