Assignment 2: Wrapping Up
Congratulations! You have reached the final assignment. Throughout this course, you have surveyed the broad range of activities associated with policing in the United States. You have become aware that there are many philosophical positions, operational strategies, and public policy choices that are to be considered when contemplating US law enforcement.
Through this assignment, you have the opportunity to draw from the wide range of policing variables and hone in on the issues in law enforcement that you think are most important. As a result of the course, your viewpoints should now be more informed than they were at the beginning.
By Sunday, May 22, 2016, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:
- Keeping in mind the benefit of the entire course—with all of its readings and written assignments behind you—what do you believe are the most pressing issues facing law enforcement in the United States today?
- How has this course helped to shape, change, or reinforce your opinion in this regard?
- In what way does the study of policing at the college level further the capabilities of the profession?
By Wednesday, May 25, 2016, respond to at least two of your classmates’ post in a substantive way by addressing issues brought up in their posts. Note that a simple agreement or disagreement with another student’s post will not be considered a substantive response.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.