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Discussion board #1 – part 1

As a well read Masters student in Criminal Justice you have been asked to give your opinion on the following inquiry:

  • Compared to professions such as law, medicine, and accounting, do you consider policing to be a profession? Why or why not? What criteria did you use to make your determination?

Your response should clearly address each part of the question (separate paragraphs).

Please note the Discussion Board assignments are a means to discuss the Module topic as well as the assigned material. Inclusion of details from the readings or lecture notes is essential to a meaningful discussion. Justify your response and include supplemental support if needed. Personal experience is insightful but should be used sparingly, these are academic discussions and the focus should be on the research on a particular issue.

For example, this weeks topic is discussed at length in the assigned readings and many of the optional readings address the issue of professionalization. Therefore, for example, please do not look up a Merriam Webster definition of a profession when numerous readings in our Module address the topic specific to policing.

Please make sure to reference all sources at the bottom of your post ( in APA format).

  • White, Michael D. (2007) Current Issues and Controversies in Policing.
    Pearson. ISBN – 13:978-0205470051

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Approximately 250 words