Explain the function and procedure of the federal Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

Page One – Define the primary components of criminal justice and

their primary responsibilities

Pages Two & Three – Identify problems that keep the system from functioning

effectively and efficiently.

Page Four – Explain the function and procedure of the federal Uniform

Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

Pages Five & Six – Compare and Contrast present day criminal justice traditions

and practices with their historical precedents and beginnings.

Pages Seven & Eight – Define and evaluate the present day value of the Peelian

Principles.

Pages Nine & Ten – List the procedures an offender undergoes in his/her

progression through the system.

Page Eleven – list and Identify courtroom procedures .

Explain the importance of police records to the investigative process.

Page One – Identify the various types of investigative technology.

Page Two – Explain the importance of police records to the investigative process.

effectively and efficiently.

Pages Three & Four – Identify and explain the necessity for and the methods of marking and preserving evidence.

Pages Five & Six – Identify and explain investigative techniques used in solving crimes.

Page Seven & Eight – Discuss the necessity for and importance of crime scene protection.

Page Nine – Describe the steps of a preliminary investigation.

Page Ten & eleven– Identify and explain general criminal laboratory techniques.

Page Twelve & Thirteen – Discuss the importance of evidence to court proceedings following arrest.

Page Fourteen & Fifteen – Discuss the principles of proper interrogation techniques.

Write a comprehensive account of the management techniques and policies you would incorporate to improve the department’s administrative problems pertaining to each and every issue identified.

You are a finalist to be Mississippiville’s Police Chief. Using information covered in this course, write a comprehensive account of the management techniques and policies you would incorporate to improve the department’s administrative problems pertaining to EACH and EVERY issue identified.
Managerial Decision-Making PaperCongratulations! You are a finalist to be Mississippiville’s new chief of police. This is what you have worked so hard for and now you are close to accomplishing one of your primary career goals. The previous chief resigned under pressure, and the department is in poor shape as a result of ineffective leadership. One reason you are prized candidate as a replacement hire is that you possess a college degree in criminal justice. It is expected that you can turn the department around with your higher education and management training. What are you going to do? In writing your proposal, address specific actions you would take or policies you would create in order to be an effective leader for the department and the citizens of the community. Also, be sure to establish what your respective leadership style and decision-making process would be in these types of situations. Remember, the job and the potential safety of the community depends on your decisions. Good luck! The City of Mississippiville has been “under attack” by the media for apparent lack of ethics in hiring and promotion decisions, as well as disciplinary matters. Traditionally, the mayor had the majority of power related to these areas, but wielded that power in a preferential manner (leading to a perceived incompetent administrative structure). As a result of many problems produced in that system, the city council is now responsible for those matters – meaning they have the power to fire. Keeping in mind that the mayor still approves budget deviations and must cooperate on decisions for your policies to be effective (and that other administrators in the department were a product of the mayor’s practices), address how you would handle the very delicate balance between the mayor (who did not want you hired), the city council (who do not particularly like the mayor and are hoping he loses the next election), and the media (who has lost all confidence in the competence of the police department).The following are some of the many continuous problems plaguing the department:
1. It is difficult to recruit and retain female officers because of sexual harassment that permeates the department.
2. College-educated officers rarely consider working for the department because of career stigma associated with employment in such an undisciplined environment.
3. Sick and annual leave are at unbelievably high levels, and most agree it is the byproduct of extracurricular activities (e.g., bar-hopping, parties, moonlighting).
4. Officers routinely exercise speech which harms the department’s reputation.
5. The department routinely fails to follow federal mandates (such as FMLA, ADA, Age Discrimination, and Pregnancy Discrimination).
6. Only about 30% of the department’s officers live within the municipal limits.

The media has been an outspoken critic; particularly with regard to race relations. The city is 70% Black, yet represents only 10% of sworn officers. As a consequence, White officers feel free to routinely share prejudicial comments about Blacks in the community. Consistent with his ineffective leadership style, the previous chief did nothing to discourage such conduct. As a result, misconduct is now not only out-of-hand but has also led to low morale for Black officers. As you can imagine, Black residents also have lost confidence and trust in the police department. Keeping in mind that officers have constitutional rights to freedom of speech, explain your proposed actions toward this problem.