Each of your answers should be written using your own words. Do not copy and paste from your textbook or an Internet source. Simply copying from the book word-for-word does not show me that you understand the concepts. Ensure you cite your work and add reference(s) at the end of your journal. This assignment is designed to see if you are reading and understanding the material from your textbook and learning modules, so these should be the sources you are citing in your work. You should not need to do research from additional resources unless the question specifically asks you to do so; you should not be Googling the answers for these questions.
Please review the APA module under the “Getting Started” area if you need assistance. As a criminal justice professional, it is imperative that you learn the finer aspects of writing. Citing and referencing are part of the gradable criteria for your weekly work.
All questions are worth 20 points:
You are the Commissioner of Police in a major city in the East Coast. A corruption scandal has made your department the object of ridicule in the local media, and you need to institute a new program. You are considering integrity testing. What are the benefits, and the drawbacks to instituting such a program?
Describe the elements of the formal code of ethics and contrast them with the values of the police subculture.
You are a reporter for a local news station that is examining whether the “Ferguson Effect” is actually true of your community. What are the challenges that you will face in getting police to speak to you honestly about their morale, and their priorities? How will you overcome them? In your answer discuss both the “You Tube Effect” and “Ferguson Effect” and the impact it has had on the criminal justice system in America.
List and discuss the situational elements that influence an officer’s likelihood to use excessive force.
Discuss some laws that are justified by both legal paternalism and legal moralism. What are the major arguments for and against these laws?
Journal Assignment Grading:
Each assignment is given equal weight out of 100 points.; each question is worth 20 points. If a question is not answered, no points will be received for that response. Each question is weighted equally.