In the past several weeks, you examined criminal justices issues, responses, and influences from various historical perspectives. Now, you begin to examine more contemporary issues related to criminal justice.
Rapid growth, the need for increased federal powers, and the newfound demand for international respect have forced the U.S. criminal justice system to address a series of issues previously not demanding of an implemented system of justice. Many of today’s criminal justice policies can be tied directly to those coming out of the first seven decades of the 20th century. The key is to be able to directly relate them to current policies in the hopes of being able to provide the best approach to criminal justice issues. The inability to do so might result in these same issues reappearing in the future.
This week, you examine police professionalism and its effects in the Progressive Era. Then, you consider strategies for establishing positive relationships.
With the ever-growing demands of an evolving country, police professionalism was implemented to adhere to the expectations of a civil society. Police agencies were designed to provide the greatest level of protection and order maintenance for the American population.
Post by Day 3: Define police professionalism, and describe two outcomes of increased police professionalism during the 20th century. Provide one example of recent events involving police professionalism. Compare any similarities or differences between the two examples. You may pull from the media, newspapers, etc. Explain what recommendations or strategies could be implemented to help establish more positive relationships.
Respond by Day 5 to at least two colleagues, considering the outcomes of increased police professionalism discussed in the post. Suggest additional recommendations and/or strategies that were not brought up in the post.
Jones M., & Johnstone, P. (2011). History of Criminal Justice. (5th ed.) New York, NY. Routledge.