-Discuss the three styles of policing that this chapter describes? How do they differ? Which one characterizes the community in which you live?
Lastly: Let’s look at law enforcement officers and the ideologies/methodologies seen in law enforcement today. Compare and contrast the ideology and practice (style) of community policing with the legalistic style of policing. In your comparison argue which style policing and its ideology and/or methodology in your opinion is more correct and why. Be prepared to defend your comments and opinions.
2-The Fourth Amendment establishes the right of people to be secure in their persons, homes, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. Given the varying case law regarding search and seizure, do you think that the general public understands their rights in regard to the Fourth Amendment? Do you think that the criminal population understands this right? Is it important to understand it? Why or why not?
A relatively small number of police officers engage in questionable police practices, such as corruption, racial profiling, and excessive force. However, the small number deeply impact community-police relations. What impact do you think inappropriate police behavior has on the community? How can the police as an agency better monitor behavior to keep the few from spoiling the reputation of all?
Do you think civil litigation is a useful tool in keeping officers in check? Why or why not? What do you think can be done to help a community overcome large scandals, such as the L.A. Rampart scandal?