Learning Objectives

1. Summarize the key issues facing law enforcement today

2. Discuss the concepts and mandate of the police in U.S. society

3. Describe the difficulty associated with attempting to make generalizations about law enforcement and the scope of the functions they perform

4. Identify the levels and types of policing in the United States

5. Discuss some of the current concerns of police in the United States

6. Summarize the additional types of police and the functions they perform