To conclude this course, you will examine the impact of police misconduct and technology on the operation of police agencies. Administrators and political officials must consider these strategic questions. Based on your readings, research, and discussions with peers, prepare a report in double-spaced pages using Microsoft Word that explores these critical issues in contemporary law enforcement. Your report should address the following questions:
- Evaluate the current status of the Los Angeles Police Department. Have the issues from the Rodney King era been resolved?
- Explain how changes in recruitment and training can address the problem of police brutality and excessive use of force. Use research to provide examples from actual departments.
- Discuss the use of GIS and other advanced technology in today’s police environment. Consider recent developments such as drones and automated license plate readers. Do these technologies present civil liberty problems?
- Examine any of the consent decrees accepted by a municipal police force and summarize the reasons for the decree and its provisions. Analyze how well the city in question has complied with its requirements.