This writing assignment will enhance your policing vocabulary. You will identify key terms related to law enforcement and law enforcement training.
Upon successful completion of the course material, you will be able to:
Define terms related to law enforcement.
Textbook: Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices
Media: 2.2 Resource: The Police
Every culture and subculture has certain terms used by members. Sometimes these terms can be used as a code, defining an action with fewer words than would otherwise be needed. The police subculture is no different, and there are a variety of words used. As you examine several of them in this workshop, think about their origin and how they may have transformed over time.
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Review Chapter 2 in the textbook, Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices.
Review the media 2.2 Resource: The Police.
Provide definitions for each of the following terms. Do not copy the definitions for these terms from the textbook; define each of them using your own words.
Computer-based training (CBT)
Traits of good officers
Chain of command
Policies and procedures
Rules and regulations
Mintzberg’s model of CEOs
After each definition, write one or two sentences using each term to help you remember it.