With the ever-growing demands of an evolving country, police professionalism was implemented to adhere to the expectations of a civil society. Police agencies were designed to provide the greatest level of protection and order maintenance for the American population.
Post by Day 3: Define police professionalism, and describe two outcomes of increased police professionalism during the 20th century. Provide one example of recent events involving police professionalism. Compare any similarities or differences between the two examples. You may pull from the media, newspapers, etc. Explain what recommendations or strategies could be implemented to help establish more positive relationships.
Respond by Day 5 to at least two colleagues, considering the outcomes of increased police professionalism discussed in the post. Suggest additional recommendations and/or strategies that were not brought up in the post.
Jones M., & Johnstone, P. (2011). History of Criminal Justice. (5th ed.) New York, NY. Routledge.
- Chapter 12, “Corrections in Modern America”