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Law enforcement agencies in the US are part of the ___________ _______ of the national government and investigate a .......

executive branch
specific set of crimes defined by congress

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The FBI protects the US from... (4)

1. terrorist attack
2. foreign intelligence
3. espionage
4. cyber based attacks

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T/F: The FBI protects civil rights

true

4

The FBI combats ... (3)

1. translation and national criminal organization and enterprises
2. major white collar crime
3. significant violent crimes

5

DEA

Drug Enforcement administration- importation and sale of controlled drugs

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IRS

Internal Revenue Service - pursues violations of tax laws

7

ATF

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives - alcohol, gun controls, and bombings

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State-

patrol of state highways and serves rural areas with complete police service, operation of crime lab to serve local agencies

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County-

Sheriff provides day to day police services at the local level, particularly in the south and went however this take is assigned to municipal agencies in much of the northeast where they mainly serve tasks the other sheriff tasks of court officers and operating jails

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represents the majority of law enforcement in our nation, includes cities and towns, throughout the country

Municipal

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Recruits receive formal training while at the police academy. This is needed to understand the rules, weapons use, and other aspects of the job. This learning continues after graduation from the police academy and during one’s probationary period when he or she works alongside and experienced officer.

Police Subculture-

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occurs at this point which involves the process of learning rules, symbols, and values of a group of subculture

Socialization-

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New officers will learn

1. How to “look” productive
2. How to take short-cuts in filling-out forms
3. How to be safe in dangerous situations
4. How to analyze conflicts so as to maintain order
5. Informal ways of law enforcement “not by the book”

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T/F: A working personality is developed over time.

True

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A set of emotional and behavioral characteristics developed by members of an occupational group in response to the work situation and environmental influences.

Working personality

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The working personality of the police thus influences the way officers ...

view and interpret their occupational world.

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What two elements of police work define the working personality

Threat of Danger, Need to Establish and Maintain Authority

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Threat of Danger-

constantly alert if surroundings, suspicious and cautious, always on guard - this can create tension in officers’ lives and may affect interactions with others who may perceive this cautious behavior as being hostile

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Need to Establish and Maintain Authority -

must establish authority through their actions (demeanor and behavior), order maintaining function puts pressure on officer’s authority

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Police officers interact with the public mainly in moments of _______, _________, and ______

conflict, emotion, crisis

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Job stress (5)

1. always alert
2. sometimes face grave danger
3. long hours, double shifts, fatigue
4. feel unappreciated by a public they perceive to be hostile
5. one of the most stressful occupation just behind coal miners

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4 kinds of stress that officers face

1. external stress
2. organizational stress
3. Personal stress
4. Operational stress

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external stress

real threats and dangers

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organizational stress

nature of work in a paramilitary structure; constant adjustment to changing schedules, irregular work hours, detailed rules and procedures

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Personal stress

status among peers

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Operational stress

total effect of dealing with thieves, derelicts, mentally ill; being lied to so often that all citizens become suspect; being required to face danger to protect a public that seems hostile, and always knowing that one may be held legally liable for his or her actions

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Police functions

1. order maintenance-
2. Law enforcement-
3. Service-

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the police function of preventing behavior that disturbs or threatens to disturb the public peace or that involves face-to-face conflict between two or more people; in these situations police exercise discretion in deciding whether a law has been broken

order maintenance

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the police function of controlling crime by intervening in situations in which the law has been clearly violated and the police need to identify and apprehend the guilty person

Law enforcement-

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the police function of providing assistance to the public, usually in matters unrelated to crime

Service-