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Policing in America has its roots in European methods such as...

-County
-Sheriff
-Common Law
-English "bobby" foot patrol methods

1

What is the "watch and ward" system the northeastern states generally had?

"Watch" was nighttime, while "ward" was daytime police

2

The National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement (Wickersham Commission) reported in 1931 "the greatest promise for the future of policing is the...

College and University

3

From 1950 through the 1970s the patrol system had become a __________ approach.

Incident-driven

4

The development and use of numerous __________ resulted in the removal of patrol officers from most follow-up activities.

Specialized units

5

__________ employed a militia group to protect settlers from Indian and bandit raids. This group later became known as the Texas Rangers.

Stephen F. Austin

6

The __________ is the statutory authority for the Commission to establish rules that law enforcement agencies and officers must follow.

Occupations Code

7

What is reactive response?

Handling crimes that have already been committed

8

What is incident driven?

Relies on limited information, mostly from victims, witnesses, and suspects

9

What is Small Claims Court?

Cases involving money matters of $10,000 or less and no attorney required. Both parties to action may represent themselves.

10

What are police subculture social problems?

-Stress
-Commitment to community values and needs become secondary
-Cynicism and Alienation
-Dirty Harry problem: good ends, but through dirty means