Ch 1: Law Enforcement & Police Activity

About This Chapter

If you're looking for a convenient resource that will help you review law enforcement and police activity topics, then this chapter is for you. Inside, you'll find short lessons and quizzes that can help you get ready for an exam, complete an assignment or get ahead in a criminal justice class.

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

How It Works:

  • 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.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Law Enforcement & Police Activity chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any criminal justice question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos and read text lessons on any web-ready device.

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

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Law Enforcement & Police Activity
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is an FBI Background Check?

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.

Coercion: Legal Definition & Example

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.

Police Coercion: Definition & Tactics

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.

The Boston Police Strike of 1919

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.

What is a Constable? - Definition, Powers & Duties

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.

Police Perjury: Definition & Cases

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.

Crime and Trauma Scene Decontamination

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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