Assignment 2: Wrapping Up
Congratulations! You have reached the final assignment. Throughout this course, you have surveyed the broad range of activities associated with policing in the United States. You have become aware that there are many philosophical positions, operational strategies, and public policy choices that are to be considered when contemplating US law enforcement.
Through this assignment, you have the opportunity to draw from the wide range of policing variables and hone in on the issues in law enforcement that you think are most important. As a result of the course, your viewpoints should now be more informed than they were at the beginning.
By the due date assigned, in a minimum of 350 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
- Keeping in mind the benefit of the entire course—with all of its readings and written assignments behind you—what do you believe are the most pressing issues facing law enforcement in the United States today?
- How has this course helped to shape, change, or reinforce your opinion in this regard?
- In what way does the study of policing at the college level further the capabilities of the profession?