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TCC Police Academy, Week 1, Professional Policing/Professionalism/Ethics
Terms in this set (16)
Those professing the vows
Usually involving mental rather than manual work
One who is engaged in one of the learned or skilled professions.
A "calling" considered socially superior to a trade or handicraft
Characteristics of Professionalism
Service to others
Assessment of client needs
Theoretical knowledge gained thru extended pre-service or education
Standards for entry, practice and ethical conduct
performed by being objective and ethical in personal behavior and in functioning as a representative of the Crim Just. Sys.
Ethical Behavior Examples
Act in a manner that reflects belief in the fundamental value of ethical behavior and in the application of this value to your job.
Conduct daily activities in an obj manner...uninfluenced by emotion, prejudice, or insufficient evidence
Provide obj & constructive assistance
Assist public in understanding how they can achieve obj & ethical behavior
Roots of American Policing
Shire Reeve = "Sheriff"
Use of automobiles
Moved from walking beats to radio cars
Communication with citizens decreased
Recommended Education for Police Officers
Development of Federal L.E.
Autos improved response time
Commission of 1967- recommend Bachelor degrees
Increase in education standards
Incident driven approach
Loss of personal touch with community
Evaluation research/crime stats
1980 - Present Policing
Technology continues to improve
Community oriented policing/Problem oriented policing
Stephen F. Austin
Paramilitary Structure of Policing
Chain of Command
Constables in Texas
Art. 5, Sec. 18 Texas Constitution
Sheriffs in Texas
Art. 5, Sec. 23 Texas Constitution
Relies on limited information, mostly from victims, witnesses, and suspects.
Focus tends to be on one "incident" which is resolved before moving to the next "incident".
Characteristics of Police Subculture
Curiosity and suspiciousness
• Solidarity - taking care of one another
• Secrecy - protection from hostile environment
• Political and social conservatism
• Cynicism - Hobbesian view of social work
• Social isolation
• Authoritarian approach to control, conformity
• Support during difficult/stressful time
Policing, based on the concept that police officers and private citizens working together in creative ways can help solve contemporary community problems related to crime, fear of crime, social and physical disorder, and neighborhood decay
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