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judiciary

courts of law administer justice

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politics

negative sense, refers to attempts to impose external partisan political influence on operation of police department. Positive: gov. of city.

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prosecutor:

public officer w/in jurisdiction representing citizenry of state or county who charges and prosecutes an individual for a crime.

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pulic interest org.

org. such as american civil liberties union & national advancement of colored people. play important role in police accountability - allegations of police misconduct

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racial profiling

consider race as key factor in police decisions to stop or interrogate citizens.

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tenure

period or term in which position held

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Aristotle's understanding of politics?

"science of polis" seeking the god of both citizen and state

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failure to properly assess the political environment of a local community can prematurely end a chiefs career.

fyi

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what is the city councils role?

chief legislative and policy making body subject to constitutional - statutory- provisions - impact on operation of L. E. is considerable

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citizen overisight

citizens review complaints against officer