Who shares responsibility in the law enforcement personnel process? How have recruitment efforts changed in recent times?

Two Paragraphs or more with at least two references each discussion question

 

Discussion 1

Who shares responsibility in the law enforcement personnel process? How have recruitment efforts changed in recent times? What reasons do people provide for pursuing a career in police work? What reasons do people provide for not pursuing such a career? How do we predict who will become a good police officer?

 

 

Discussion 2

How has the length of basic academy training changed in the last fifty years? What functions does the police academy experience serve? How has field training changed in the last three decades (or so)? How has state certification of training had an impact? What are the shortcomings of training? What is the length and purpose of the probationary period for new police officers?

 

Discussion 3

How do the attitudes of police officers change after working patrol, especially in regard to citizens, the criminal justice system, and the police department? Why are we so interested in “the police subculture”? What are the characteristics of and factors that shape this subculture? What are the criticisms of this concept?

 

Discussion 4

What is surprising about the relationship between police officer attitudes and behavior? Why is the relationship the way that it is? What are characteristics of “active officers”? What problems are associated with the lack of adequate career opportunities in policing? What career opportunities exist and what are the benefits of each?