Assignment 4: Special Problems And Challenges And The Future Of Policing In America

Modern law enforcement operations and strategies are driven by best practices in the areas of data collection and manipulation, addressing special populations, and preventing organized criminal activities.  A tremendous amount of specialization has evolved in today’s sphere of policing, especially among federal, state, and local agencies. Perhaps, what is most evident is how the law enforcement agencies of the federal government have retooled to meet today’s challenge of terrorism. Use your textbook, the Internet, and / or Strayer library to research credible sources on the aforementioned issues as they relate to law enforcement operations and management.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify and describe the major functions of the four (4) agencies of the Department of Justice. Of the four agencies, provide a rationale for which agency you feel has the greatest responsibility as it relates to federal law enforcement.
  2. Explain the purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Identify and discuss the various weaknesses related to the accuracy of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).
  3. Describe the major roles of police executives using the Mintzberg model of chief executive officers. Of the executive roles described in the model, provide a rationale for which role you feel is the most important for a chief executive officer’s success.
  4. Examine two (2) legislative enactments that are in place to help combat terrorism. Provide your opinion on the effectiveness of these enactments in regards to combatting terrorism.
  5. Analyze the problems related to determining the actual numbers of hate crimes and what makes hate crimes different from other crimes.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality references including the textbooks. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.

 Points: 200

Assignment 4: Special Problems and Challenges and the Future of Policing In America

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Identify and describe the major functions of the four (4) agencies of the Department of Justice. Of the four agencies, provide a rationale for which agency you feel has the greatest responsibility as it relates to federal law enforcement.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely identified and described the major functions of the four (4) agencies of the Department of Justice.  Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for which agency you feel has the greatest responsibility as it relates to federal law enforcement.

Insufficiently identified and described the major functions of the four (4) agencies of the Department of Justice.  Insufficiently provided a rationale for which agency you feel has the greatest responsibility as it relates to federal law enforcement.

Partially identified and described the major functions of the four (4) agencies of the Department of Justice.  Partially provided a rationale for which agency you feel has the greatest responsibility as it relates to federal law enforcement.

Satisfactorily identified and described the major functions of the four (4) agencies of the Department of Justice.  Satisfactorily provided a rationale for which agency you feel has the greatest responsibility as it relates to federal law enforcement.

Thoroughly identified and described the major functions of the four (4) agencies of the Department of Justice.  Thoroughly provided a rationale for which agency you feel has the greatest responsibility as it relates to federal law enforcement.

2. Explain the purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Identify and discuss the various weaknesses related to the accuracy of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Did not submit or incompletely identified and discussed the various weaknesses related to the accuracy of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

Insufficiently explained the purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Insufficiently identified and discussed the various weaknesses related to the accuracy of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

Partially explained the purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Partially identified and discussed the various weaknesses related to the accuracy of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

Satisfactorily explained the purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Satisfactorily identified and discussed the various weaknesses related to the accuracy of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

Thoroughlyexplained the purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Thoroughlyidentified and discussed the various weaknesses related to the accuracy of the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

3. Describe the major roles of police executives using the Mintzberg model of chief executive officers. Of the executive roles described in the model, provide a rationale for which role you feel is the most important for a chief executive officer’s success.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described the major roles of police executives using the Mintzberg model of chief executive officers. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for which role you feel is the most important for a chief executive officer’s success.

Insufficiently described the major roles of police executives using the Mintzberg model of chief executive officers. Insufficiently provided a rationale for which role you feel is the most important for a chief executive officer’s success.

 Partially described the major roles of police executives using the Mintzberg model of chief executive officers. Partially provided a rationale for which role you feel is the most important for a chief executive officer’s success.

Satisfactorily described the major roles of police executives using the Mintzberg model of chief executive officers. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for which role you feel is the most important for a chief executive officer’s success.

Thoroughlydescribed the major roles of police executives using the Mintzberg model of chief executive officers. Thoroughlyprovided a rationale for which role you feel is the most important for a chief executive officer’s success.

4. Examine two (2) legislative enactments that are in place to help combat terrorism. Provide your opinion on the effectiveness of these enactments in regards to combatting terrorism.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletelyexamined two (2) legislative enactments that are in place to help combat terrorism. Did not submit or incompletelyprovided your opinion on the effectiveness of these enactments in regards to combatting terrorism.

Insufficiently examined two (2) legislative enactments that are in place to help combat terrorism. Insufficiently provided your opinion on the effectiveness of these enactments in regards to combatting terrorism.

Partiallyexamined two (2) legislative enactments that are in place to help combat terrorism. Partiallyprovided your opinion on the effectiveness of these enactments in regards to combatting terrorism.

Satisfactorily examined two (2) legislative enactments that are in place to help combat terrorism. Satisfactorily provided your opinion on the effectiveness of these enactments in regards to combatting terrorism.

Thoroughly examined two (2) legislative enactments that are in place to help combat terrorism. Thoroughly provided your opinion on the effectiveness of these enactments in regards to combatting terrorism.

5. Analyze the problems related to determining the actual numbers of hate crimes and what makes hate crimes different from other crimes.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletelyanalyzed the problems related to determining the actual numbers of hate crimes and what makes hate crimes different from other crimes.

Insufficiently analyzed the problems related to determining the actual numbers of hate crimes and what makes hate crimes different from other crimes.

Partially analyzed the problems related to determining the actual numbers of hate crimes and what makes hate crimes different from other crimes.

Satisfactorily analyzed the problems related to determining the actual numbers of hate crimes and what makes hate crimes different from other crimes.

Thoroughlyanalyzed the problems related to determining the actual numbers of hate crimes and what makes hate crimes different from other crimes.

6. 4 References

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

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