Policing Justice Series

Criminal Justice

Quiz 7 :
Core Police Functions

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Quiz 7 :
Core Police Functions

Students should identify that the main differences are that predisposition is only one form of what is encompassed in "nature" and socialization is only part of what is included in "nurture." They should see similarities in the competing explanations for behavior,some from within the individual and others from the individual's environment.

A good answer should include the watchman,the legalistic,and the service style,and brief description of how the officer would use discretion.

Answers will vary.Students may predict that the system would be overloaded,that other crimes would go unchecked,and/or that police would use their discretion to redress the imbalance.