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Chris M. Penn Foster 40653500 Lesson 5 Getting the Job Done . . . through Others
1. A significant trend in law enforcement is the use of contracting
services with individuals or organizations to help a police
department fulfill its service mission. This trend is known as
A. bifurcation. C. accreditation.
B. futuristics. D. privatization.
2. As a supervisor, when evaluating employees, you should
evaluate
A. personality as well as performance.
B. those that are in your direct line of supervision.
C. only those behavioral actions that are most recent.
D. circumstances as well as behaviors.
3. In a law enforcement environment, area assignments should
be based on
A. requests for service and available data.
B. workloads and officer selections.
C. officer selection only.
D. proportion of workloads.
4. A visual model that shows how the elements of motivated suspect, suitable victim,
and adequate location are required for a crime to occur is called the
A. dog shift. C. quality circle.
B. crime triangle. D. cone of resolution.
5. The decision to use one-officer or two-officer patrol units should be determined by
A. first-line supervisors.
B. community standards.
C. municipal officials.
D. individual agency circumstances.
6. The main purpose for using employee performance evaluations is to
A. reduce the rate of budget increases.
B. maintain control of front-line employees.
C. improve employee performance.
D. restrict employee dissent.
7. In the future, police agencies will be serving communities that will
A. have a much larger proportion of teenagers.
B. include more single-parent families and more senior citizens.
C. demand far fewer police services.
D. have fewer senior citizens.
8. To meet legal requirements, the criteria used in job performance appraisals
must be
A. job related.
B. approved by the federal government.
C. based only on the employee’s past six months of service.
D. approved by the police union.
9. Which type of performance evaluation utilizes a numeric scale for evaluating various
factors related to individual employees and their jobs?
A. BARS C. Overall comparison ratings
B. Composite ratings D. Critical incident ratings
10. Which of the following is one of the main disadvantages of automobile patrols?
A. They’re very expensive.
B. They’re not visible to the community.
C. They’re not flexible for changing job tasks.
D. They provide limited citizen contact.
11. The most important factor contributing to high productivity and morale in a police agency
is the
A. collective intelligence of the patrol division.
B. ability of the chief.
C. quality of management.
D. overall budget.
12. Which of the following is the best action for a police supervisor to take to improve job
performance in employees?
A. Establish individual standards based on the abilities of each individual subordinate.
B. Heavily consider personality when appraising performance.
C. Accompany subordinates in the field periodically to see how well they’re doing.
D. Develop various standards for each job so that individuality can be rated.
13. Job standards, within a police agency, normally
A. make it easier for employees to meet requirements.
B. aren’t necessary for individual performance appraisals.
C. aren’t based on mission objectives.
D. focus on quality issues.
14. Which of the following common methods of patrol would be best in a business district
that falls under a community policing standard?
A. Two-man patrol vehicles C. All-terrain units
B. Foot patrol D. Air patrol
15. In law enforcement, productivity is specifically measured by the
A. conversion of mission into results.
B. effective deployment of patrol divisions.
C. assessment of resources to activity.
D. quality and quantity of services.
16. The basic goal of random patrols is to
A. discourage most nonprofessional criminals.
B. increase the productivity of community service.
C. increase the number of traffic summonses issued.
D. place officers closer to potential incidents or calls for service.
17. Evaluations can be made more objective by
A. using a numerical scale for each dimension.
B. focusing on the personality characteristics of the person appraised.
C. performing a pre-evaluation.
D. using assignment factors.
18. Response time is an important factor when considering arrests at a crime scene,
but an even more important element is the
A. critical element time. C. lag time.
B. dispatch time. D. rapid response time.
19. The technique of self-evaluation is becoming more popular with managers. Which
of the following is one value of the self-evaluation method?
A. It may foster leadership skills.
B. It forces employees to see management’s point of view.
C. It helps to get employees to accept other types of evaluation.
D. It opens the possibility of other rating dimensions.
20. As manager, which of the following is the best method you could use to help an
employee that performs belo
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Penn foster 40601300 Project

Assignment for Lesson 1: Racial Profiling

Complete this assignment as soon as you finish the work for

Lesson 1.

According to your textbook, "African Americans make up

about 12% of the general population yet account for about

40% of violent crimes arrests and 30% of property crime

arrests." In assessing the possible reasons underlying these

statistics, research the topic of racial profiling. Use material

from the Internet, from library reference books, and from your

textbook. Focus on finding answers to the following questions:

  • Are young African American and Latino males more

likely to be stopped by the police?

  • Do statistics show that these men are more likely to be

in possession of contraband than Caucasian males?

  • If a police force does employ racial profiling, what

fundamental rights of the person or group profiled

are being violated?

  • How significant a problem is racial profiling on a

national and state level, and does it, in your opinion,

contribute to the statistics referred to by your author?

  • In addition to racial profiling, what impact do the following

items have, if any, on the statistics?

?Family structure and support

?Job opportunities

?Educational opportunities

?Racism and discrimination

?Sentencing disparities

Take careful notes on the information you find, and be sure

to keep track of your resources so you can properly cite them

in your writing.

Assignment for Lesson 2: Street Gangs

Complete this assignment as soon as you finish the work for

Lesson 2.

Mara Salvatrucha (M.S.13) and the Bloods are two notorious

street gangs that have entrenched themselves into many

states. Research the origin, structure, and criminal operation

of each gang. Even though the gangs have different cultural

underpinnings, they share many similarities that have contributed

to their rapid expansion. Analyze the following

factors and how each applies to the gangs:

  • Social disorganization theory of crime
  • Strain theory of crime
  • Merton's theory of anomie
  • Peer pressure
  • Minority group poverty

As you did in the assignment for Lesson 1, take careful notes

and keep track of your resources.

Assignment for Lesson 3:

Motor Vehicle Theft

Complete this assignment as soon as you finish the work for

Lesson 3.

According to your textbook, property losses due to motor

vehicle theft are close to $8 billion per year, and the average

loss per stolen motor vehicle is $6,000.

For this assignment, visit the Web site of the Federal Bureau

of Investigation (FBI) (http://www.fbi.gov), and locate the

Uniform Crime Report: Crime in the United States. Access

the most current year and find "Offenses Known to Law

Enforcement" and Table 6, which presents an alphabetical

listing of many geographical jurisdictions within each state.

In addition, check your state's penal code for the definition of

certain crimes. Look for information to answer the following

questions:

  • How many motor vehicle thefts were reported in your

jurisdiction in 2007? Did the number go up or down

from the previous year?

  • To what do you attribute the majority of the thefts in

your state? To profit? For joy rides? To obtain a vehicle

to commit another crime?

  • How does carjacking differ from traditional motor

vehicle theft?

  • What steps are the police taking in your jurisdiction to

combat motor vehicle theft?

Take careful notes on the material you find and keep track

of your resources.

Assignment for Lesson 4: Fourth

and Fifth Amendments

Complete this assignment as soon as you finish the work for

Lesson 4.

Research the following topics:

  • Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
  • Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
  • Exclusionary Rule of Fourth and Fifth Amendments
  • Miranda Rule
  • Doctrine of inevitable discovery
  • Difference between a stop and frisk and search under

the Fourth Amendment

  • Consent search

In your research, find information to answer the following

questions:

  • How do the Fourth and Fifth Amendments apply to

criminal cases?

  • What is the purpose of these amendments?
  • Do these amendments protect the guilty or safeguard

the innocent?

  • Should the exclusionary rule be changed?
  • Do the police need a search warrant to conduct a search?
  • Is the Miranda Rule applied in your state?

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

When you've completed the four lessons and corresponding

assignments, you'll be ready to start your writing. For this

project, you must write four essays. All of the essays are

based on the following fact pattern.

Fact Pattern

Officer Jones, who is on a routine traffic patrol in your state,

receives information that a late-model foreign car was taken

at gunpoint from a motorist about one hour earlier, 10 miles

away. The only description of the individual who took the car

was "a young male wearing a baseball cap." A few minutes

later Officer Jones observes a young Hispanic male driving a

late-model BMW. The driver, John, is obeying all traffic laws,

including driving at the speed limit. John isn't wearing a

baseball cap. Officer Jones pulls John over and asks him for

his license and car registration. John informs him that he

doesn't have a license and that he borrowed the car from his

uncle. Officer Jones spots a New York Yankees baseball cap

in the back seat. He asks John to remain in the car and uses

his radio to check on the BMW plates. He's told on the radio

that the BMW was in fact the car that was stolen in the robbery

earlier. Officer Jones places handcuffs on John and,

without advising him of his constitutional rights under the

Fifth Amendment, asks him if he was involved in the robbery.

John tells him that he was and tells the officer that

the gun he used is in the trunk. Officer Jones recovers the

gun in the trunk and takes the baseball cap as evidence.

John then tells the officer that he's a member of the street

gang MS-13 and that this was part of the initiation.

Specifications

1. Create a title page with the following information:

a. Title: Criminology

b. Your name

c. Your Student Number

d. Project number: 40601300

e. Current date

2. Prepare four separate essays of at least 250 words each

to answer each of the following questions:

a. Essay 1: If you're the police officer who arrested

John, with what crimes would you charge him?

b. Essay 2: If you're the defense attorney, what arguments

do you make in court challenging the police

stop of your client? If you're the district attorney,

what arguments would you make in support of the

police stop?

c. Essay 3: If you're the defense attorney, what arguments

do you make in court to exclude from evidence

the statements that your client made to the police?

If you're the district attorney, what arguments would

you make to allow the admissibility of the statements?

d. Essay 4: If you're a social worker hired by John's

family to prepare a favorable report for the sentencing

court, what factors would you look for in John's

background to help mitigate the sentence? Use the

information that you studied in Assignment 2 and

any other information that you deem relevant.

3. Double-space your essays, with left and right margins of

1 to 1.25 inches, flush left and ragged right. Use a plain

12-point font.

4. Incorporate and properly reference the sources of

information obtained from your four assignments,

as well as from any other sources of information that

you deem relevant. To cite your sources, please follow

this procedure:

a. Use in-text citations to indicate references to information

from outside sources. Include the author's

name and the relevant page number(s) in parentheses.

Here's an example: Human beings have been

described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).

b. At the end of your paper, include a Works Cited

page, listing all of the sources you've consulted. Use

either MLA or APA format for this page. For information

on how to prepare this page, go to the Penn

Foster Library and click on Guidebooks and Tips in

the main menu.

5. Be sure to answer all of the questions in essay form.

Remember that this is a college course, and your work in all

respects should reflect college-level skills. Proofread your

paper at least twice and pay careful attention to spelling,

grammar, punctuation, and typographical errors.

Format

The essays are double-spaced, typed in font size 12, 250

words each, and contain Internet and library research

sources.

Expert:  Chris M. replied 2 years ago.

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