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Police Recruitment, History, and Discretion

1. How would you define police recruitment? Compare and contrast the elements associated with police recruitment and the elements associated with the selection process. What changes would you recommend to the overall recruitment and selection process?

2. Over policing history, what has been the role of women and racial and ethnic minorities? How has this role changed over time, and how has it influenced policing agencies today? Compare and contrast the criteria between women and men police recruits

3. What is police discretion? How do the internal and external mechanisms influence police discretion? Is there a better solution to improving police discretion?

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1. How would you define police recruitment? Compare and contrast the elements associated with police recruitment and the elements associated with the selection process. What changes would you recommend to the overall recruitment and selection process?

Police recruitment involves a vetting process that attempts to employ the best and most competent when done effectively. Within this process at police departments that have been efficient in the recruitment of ideal police officers entails the hiring of officers that are college educated, those that can pass rigorous training and endurance tests, and those officers that can pass psychological tests. The psychological tests are extremely important because of the nature of the job and those recruits unable to pass these or physical training should be vetted out of the process.

The process at ideal departments is sufficient and would not be changed by me as I have outlined the pertinent requirements to ensure that the most optimal recruits join the force.

2. Over policing history, what has been the role of women and racial and ethnic minorities? How has this role changed over ...

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Police recruitment, history and discretion is examined. Police discretion is determined.

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