Case Study – Austin, TX
Read Chapter Thirteen of Police Labor-Management Relations (Vol. I) and analyze the circumstances leading to a change in the agreed upon format and design of the Civilian Review Process (C.R.P.). In your analysis, address the following:
- Identify the background, reasoning behind the negotiation of the C.R.P. during labor negotiations, and the resulting influence and lobbying of political leadership.
- Critically analyze and explain how these groups/people Austin Police Association (A.P.A.) and the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) lobbying members of the Austin City Council and the Mayor of Austin played a role in making the C.R.P. become a part of the negotiated contract.
- Provide your opinion on the influence and support the Austin City Council Members and Mayor received during their subsequent campaigns. Does this process appear unethical or corrupt? Why or why not?
The paper must be three to five pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use Police Labor-Management Relations (Vol. I) to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
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