Week 5 – Discussion 1
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
POPs, COPS, and Zero-Tolerance Police Criminal Justice Policies
Community-oriented policing (COPS), problem-oriented policing (POPs), and the zero-tolerance policing concepts are three criminal justice policy initiatives that were a major change from the traditional policing concepts of the 1970s. Marion and Oliver (2012) talk to each of these policies in Chapter 10 of The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice.
Initial Post: Select one of these three policy initiatives, and examine the positives and negatives of the approach. Determine the effects of the criminal justice policy on the other elements of the criminal justice community—courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. What is the current presidential or other elected official’s stance on these programs? How do these policing concepts fit with the era of homeland security? Are these programs in line with social justice concepts? Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citation at the end of your post.
Guided Response: Review your peers’ posts, and substantively respond to at least two of your peers. In your evaluation of your peers’ posts, what are the key considerations for the criminal justice policy? How have the policing initiatives affected the other elements of the criminal justice system—courts, corrections, and juvenile justice? How have these police policies affected social justice issues? Support your position with scholarly references. Respond to at least one Instructor Response in the discussion. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.