Principles Of Law Enforcement

  1. Research Dothard v. Rawlinsonand discuss the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Do you agree with their reasoning?
  2. Research the current state of marijuana laws and how these laws can/will affect the hiring of new law enforcement recruits. Where do you stand on marijuana use prior to law enforcement employment and why?
  3. Research police use of force. From the sources you find, answer the question is force justified by the police and why? What circumstances created the police use of force?
  4. You are a new police recruit and are now assigned to a patrol beat in a patrol unit as a solo officer. You have been made aware of incidents of speeders in your patrol area. A citizen who is complaining about speeders on her street has just contacted you. She wants something done. You are still talking with her when you see a car traveling at a high rate of speed past you. You follow and initiate a traffic stop. When you make contact with the driver, she tells you her gas pedal was stuck, and she was trying to loosen it. After you obtain her license and check with dispatch on its status, you see that she has no previous violations. What do you do and why?

There is a minimum word requirement is a total of 1,200 words. The response should be supported with a minimum of three scholarly references as well as in-text citations, using proper APA format. (The references doesn’t count towards the word count!)