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Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the three enduring features of U.S. policing provided by English policing.

  2. Outline the importance of August Vollmer and the Wickersham Commission report.

  3. Give three points that differentiate between the police and the military.

  4. Explain the problem of jurisdiction.

  5. Compare and contrast the federal, state, and local levels of law enforcement.

  6. Briefly describe federal law enforcement agencies and what they do.

  7. Briefly describe state law enforcement agencies and what they do.

  8. Briefly describe local law enforcement agencies and what they do.

  9. Compare and contrast the pros and cons of technological and social changes on U.S. law enforcement.

  10. Detail the effects of research and new ideas on U.S. law enforcement.

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