About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering law enforcement and police activity material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about law enforcement agencies and types of police activity. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding police activity and tactics
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about criminal justice (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about different law enforcement agencies
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra criminal justice learning resources
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- Find lessons in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Watch the video or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the transcripts or specific lesson sections to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Law Enforcement & Police Activity chapter exam.
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- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a law enforcement and police activity unit of a standard criminal justice course. Topics include:
- FBI background checks
- Examples of coercion
- Police coercion tactics
1. What is an FBI Background Check?
Have you ever wondered what appears on a FBI background check? This lesson discusses what information will appear and what the process is to obtain the background check.
2. Coercion: Legal Definition & Example
What happens when someone is forced to commit a crime out of fear for their own safety? This lesson will define coercion, give examples, and discuss punishment.
3. Police Coercion: Definition & Tactics
Confessions are crucial in solving crimes. Unfortunately, however, not all confessions are voluntary. This lesson will look at the role of police coercion in confessions and describe common coercive tactics that might be used.
4. The Boston Police Strike of 1919
This lesson will explore the Boston Police Strike of 1919, including the reasons for the strike itself, the effects on officers and society, and the outcomes of the strike. Upon completion, the reader should have a strong knowledge of the strike and the factors surrounding it.
5. What is a Constable? - Definition, Powers & Duties
In this lesson, you will learn about constables, who they are and what they do. You will learn more about their role in the law enforcement arena and the differences between the constable and the law enforcement officer.
6. Police Perjury: Definition & Cases
In this lesson, we will learn more about police perjury and how it affects our faith in law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole. We'll also examine the Rampart scandal as an example of police perjury.
7. Crime and Trauma Scene Decontamination
In this lesson, you will learn about crime and trauma scene decontamination. By the end of this lesson, you should have a firm grasp of the importance of this procedure as well as the procedure itself.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice Overview course
- Court Proceedings Overview
- Basic Theories of Crime
- Types of Courts
- Types of Crime Overview
- Agencies & Offices of the Department of Justice
- Criminal Sentencing
- History of Police Brutality in America
- Laws Related to Family, Marriage & Children
- Prisons in the United States
- American Law Enforcement Agencies
- Police Roles & Policies
- Criminal Sanctions Used in Criminology
- Overview of Correction Facilities
- Basic Law in Criminal Justice
- Warrants in Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Criminology
- Crime Categories & Characteristics
- Theories of Criminal Behavior
- Victims of Crime: Consequences & Impact
- Types of Homicide