To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following excerpts from the websites listed and be prepared to utilize them in class discussions:
Dowler, K. (2003). Media consumption and public attitudes toward crime and justice: The relationship between fear of crime, punitive attitudes, and perceived police effectiveness. Retrieved April 26, 2009. (This site examines law enforcement issues regarding police effectiveness and media influences.)
Meister, D. (n.d.). The bloody homestead strike. Retrieved April 26, 2009. (This site is relevant to the law enforcement issues encountered by law enforcement agencies.)
Prohibitions and the war on drugs. Retrieved April 30, 2009. (This website discusses issues encountered by law enforcement that can be influenced by outside issues of illegal activities that they may become directly and personally involved.)
Steven, (2005, Sep. 9). 1892: The homestead strike. Retrieved April 26, 2009. (This website discusses the law enforcement issues that may be determined by the private sector that involves the criminal justice system intervention.)
Dangers of Police Work
Discuss both the benefits and dangers of police work. How does popular culture affect the publicâ€™s view of police work? Compare and contrast the views of the public towards police officers historically and today.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with the websites in this weekâ€™s readings for resources, and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.