Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

5.1 Describe the organization and structure of a typical police department and summarize the responsibilities of patrol.

5.2 Discuss public perceptions of how and when police officers decide to use lethal force and how they differ from reality.

5.3 Identify unique characteristics of the subculture of policing.

5.4 Differentiate community policing from traditional approaches.

5.5 Discuss the main tenets of intelligence-led/evidence-based policing.

5.6 Summarize the relationship between the use of force by an officer and a suspect’s behavior.

5.7 Prepare arguments for and against the use of new technologies in police work.