Research Database

Gender Bias and Law Enforcement

A 14 page research design created to outline the issues related to gender bias in law enforcement, especially as it relates to the relationship between supervisors and workers in the workplace setting. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Law Enforcement Leadership

5 pages in length. In the changing face of law enforcement, officers are more dependent than ever on the cooperation of the public for which they work. No longer able to be "all business," they, too, must employ the principles of good management and good public relations in order to foster partnership relations with the public. The management personnel charged with leading those with the most direct public contact are required to exhibit at least the same level of skill in dealing with those for whom they are responsible. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Federal Law Enforcement

A 3 page paper that presents the argument for one person's choice to study Federal law enforcement on a graduate level. This paper also provides a career option that would utilize advanced degrees.

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act

A 7 page research paper on President Clinton's landmark anti-crime bill, signed in the waning days of his first term. It discusses the effects the political changeover in Congress had on the fate of his bill, and examines the impact the bill had during its first years. Bibliography lists five sources.

Relationship Between Law Enforcement and Code Enforcement

5 pages in length. Author discusses the relationship between law enforcement and code enforcement paying particular attention to the statutes in Florida. Bibliography included.

The Economics Of Law Enforcement

A 9 page research paper that examines the way in which economics impacts law enforcement. The writer explores some ways where economic factors can be improved through more efficient police management techniques demonstrating that economics is an inherent factor in law enforcement no matter what viewpoint is taken. The two are intrinsically tied. For instance, there is the actual cost running the nation's police departments. These costs include such considerations as the budgets for salaries, equipment, maintenance, etc. The other side of that coin is the cost to society in regards to the crimes themselves. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Citizens vs. Law Enforcement

A well-written 9 page research paper demonstrating that minority communities are generally dissatisfied with their local police... The writer attempts to analyze factors (social class, economics, etc;) that cause people to view the police in different ways. It is discovered that police and citizens are more likely to find themselves as adversaries in high crime neighborhoods. Bibliography lists 12+ scholarly sources.

Miranda In Law Enforcement

A 9 page paper overview on Miranda rights and how they get in the way of law enforcement. The paper includes a paragraph on new government support systems, 1 example case of Miranda impeding law enforcement, and 4 cases (1979-1996) supporting law enforcement. Conclusion has a rather conservative quote stating that the Fed should revoke Miranda altogether. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Re-entry of Law Enforcement Officers as Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education

This 39 page research study considers the issues surrounding the introduction of law enforcement officers as non-traditional students in higher education, based on the supposition that law enforcement officers used to require a lesser degree of higher education, and that job descriptions, job availability, job demands and changing societal expectations have determined the impetus for change. In addition, this research study also considers the nature of adult education, the development of educational improvements and the increasing role of police officers as a component of the higher education model. This paper outlines the current literature and a research study, including a methodology for conducting research. Bibliography lists 60 sources.

Public Administration / Law Enforcement

An 8 page research paper on the changes in public administration theory and its application to law enforcement. Particular attention is paid to the ideal and effectiveness of community policing. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Women in Law Enforcement / Equality Verses Inequality

A 5 page overview of women in law enforcement. Points out that some women have succeeded in law enforcement careers but almost inevitably they acknowledge the existence of sexual discrimination. Concludes that many times women feel that they have to simply deal with discrimination in order to keep their jobs. Suggests that much more than women's moral is at stake in the issue of sexual discrimination. Recommends methods for improvement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Hurricane Season 1995 / The Role of Florida Law Enforcement

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the 1995 hurricane season in Florida and considers the implications of natural disaster of this type for law enforcement officials. The writer demonstrates the need for increasing police interactions during the hurricane season because of the significant levels of human need. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Photography & Law Enforcement

A 5 page paper that considers the use of photography to enhance law enforcement capabilities. This paper demonstrates the use of photography in crime resolution, for evidence in criminal cases, and to support the actions of law enforcement agents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Biker Gangs (As a Unique Problem to Law Enforcement Officals)

22 page research paper on "Biker Gangs" with analysis of their history and criminal behavior. Useful for those studying subjects relevant to criminal justice and sociology. Covered are the behavior patterns of such groups as the "1 % bikers," "Hell's Angels," and the challenging dilemmas that they present to law enforcement. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

An Internship In Federal Law Enforcement

A 1 page 400 word essay in which the writer describes their desire & ability to participate in an internship program with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Highlighted are longheld desires to work in Federal law enforcement coupled with educational experience (in-progress) in the field of criminal justice. (F.B.I.).

The Hispanic Community in West Texas & Texas Law Enforcement

Increases in the Hispanic populations nationwide have impacted communities and defined a new process of interaction with law enforcement officials. This 15 page paper considers the changes and impacts of police in states like Texas, as they have struggled to define these communities and distinguish between illegal immigrants and the rights of Hispanic-Americans, with a close look at the issue as it pertains to one example: the city of El Paso. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Economics of Law Enforcement in Great Britain

A 6 research paper that examines the reforms that have been underway in Great Britain pertaining to policing. While it is generally acknowledged that these reforms have saved money for the British taxpayer and government, it remains to see if they will result in improved service. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Women in Law Enforcement and Corrections

In 7 pages the author discusses women in law enforcement and corrections, while paying particular attention to the history of women in the field, cases of women fighting to be in corrections, the name of the first women getting into law enforcement, problems encountered by women while in training and on the force. Women that have entered this field have encountered similar problems across the nation. It has been a widespread occurrence. Free outline included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Are Law Enforcement’s Efforts to Reduce Street-Level Drug Dealing Effective?

A 10 page paper which examines urban law enforcement’s efforts and programs to determine the effectiveness of curtailing street-level drug dealing. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Law Enforcement and Social Movement

A 5 page paper which illustrates the relationship between law enforcement, as it involves the power theory, and social movement. In illustrating the connections and levels of involvement we discuss the evolution of the relationship as it has been evidenced through social movement in this century. Subjects such as racism, war concerns, women’s rights, prohibition, and labor union concerns are just some of the issues discussed in illustrating the connection between law enforcement and theories of power. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Need for Law Enforcement in Schools

A 5 page argument that armed law enforcement personnel are a necessity in our nation’s schools. Uses the school killings in Littleton Colorado (Columbine High School) and Paducah Kentucky (Heath High School) to justify the use of law enforcement within our schools. Suggests that non-uniformed armed officers would be more effective than uniformed officers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) Regulations and Law Enforcement

This 10 page report discusses OSHA regulations and their impact on law enforcement agencies. The OSHA standard is primarily intended for workers in danger of exposure to bodily fluids that may carry dangerous pathogens and was originally created in concern for health care and sanitation workers. It is important to remember, that law enforcement officers are every bit as likely as health care workers to be exposed to situations where they too may be affected and infected by life-threatening disease, in fact, in many instances they are far more likely to be exposed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) Regulations and Law Enforcement

This 10 page report discusses OSHA regulations and their impact on law enforcement agencies. The OSHA standard is primarily intended for workers in danger of exposure to bodily fluids that may carry dangerous pathogens and was originally created in concern for health care and sanitation workers. It is important to remember, that law enforcement officers are every bit as likely as health care workers to be exposed to situations where they too may be affected and infected by life-threatening disease, in fact, in many instances they are far more likely to be exposed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Trait Verbal Aggressiveness and the Implications for Law Enforcement

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the basic elements of trait communication in order to draw practical implications/applications for a specific audience. This paper specifically considers the issue related to verbal aggressiveness in communication within law enforcement activities. This paper is based on a communication model, but also incorporates elements that are defined by behavioral, social and psychological components. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Continuing Education and Law Enforcement

6 pages. Skill standards and training for police officers and their continuing education. Includes virtual reality, long-distance learning and mentoring methods of teaching police skills. Long before a skilled interrogator can draw a confession from the suspect, he must first know how and what kind of questions to ask. There is truly an art to knowing just how to phrase words and utilize inflection that work toward obtaining information. There are many small nuances that distinguish one style from another but for the most part, there are but a few tried and true methods that get the facts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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