Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the challenges associated with policing a free society
  2. Discuss the tension between citizens’ rights and police power
  3. Explain how our system of democracy is supposed to make police accountable to citizens
  4. Identify and discuss the controversies and difficulties of policing
  5. Discuss how police use of discretion and police use of force can make the police controversial
  6. Discuss the two main reasons why the ethical conduct of the police is of concern