U.S. Policing After 1960: Influences & Developments


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In the 1960s, what was the ideological goal of most police stations?

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1. How did most Americans see the police in the 1960s?

2. Which of these strategies turned out to be very successful for repairing community/police relations in the 1960s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll find questions included on this quiz and worksheet that are designed to test your knowledge of U.S. policing after 1960. When you take this quiz, you'll be asked about the viewpoint most Americans had about the police in the 1960s and the definition of community policing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is a handy way to see if you understand:

  • The ideological goal of most police stations in the 1960s
  • How most Americans saw the police in the 1960s
  • The successful strategy used in the 1960s to repair community and police relations
  • The definition of community policing
  • What the major priorities of police stations have been since the 1980s

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on U.S. policing since the 1960s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the strategy used successfully in the 1960s to repair relations between the police and communities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the ideological goal of most police stations in the 1960s and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more information about this interesting subject, check out our short lesson called U.S. Policing After 1960: Influences & Developments at your convenience. This lesson has been designed by professionals to assist you in achieving these goals:

  • Give examples of events from the 1960s that affected the public's perception of the police
  • Describe policing in the 1970s
  • Identify a police goal from the 1980s that is still a priority today