Integrating Law Enforcement Term Paper by JCowie024

Integrating Law Enforcement
A discussion of the need for improved relations between public law enforcement officers and the private security industry.
# 115513 | 1,833 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 26, 2009 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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This paper discusses the relationship and interaction between public law enforcement officers and the private security industry. In particluar, the paper looks at how, even though the relationship between the two entities has improved over the last decade with the assistance of liaison programs, there is still improvement needed especially with the expected rise of terrorism in the future.

Table of Contents:
Interacting with Components of the Criminal Justice System
Law Enforcement Officers vs. Corrections Officers
Interacting Within Their Own Ranks
Law Enforcement vs. The Private Security Industry
Teamwork and Law Enforcement: Integration
Integrating Public Law Enforcement vs. Private Security
Improving Relations Between Law Enforcement and Security
Liaison Programs to Improve Relations

From the Paper:

"Law enforcement historically has an attitude of "us vs. them" mentality when it comes to performing their duties when they should be working on ways to co-exists with other factions of the criminal justice system. While it is understood that public law enforcement officers do not have an easy job, public law enforcement officers need to understand that they are not the only ones out there doing the job of protecting lives and property of the public. The other components of the criminal justice system such as the court system, corrections and even private security officers do so as well. Great strides have been made to improve integrating cooperation of law enforcement officers with the other components of the criminal justice system, in particular the private security industry. However more improvement is needed for cooperation between the two entities as our society faces bigger threats in the future."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gunter. Kidwell. (2004). Law Enforcement and Private Security Liason: Partnerships for Cooperation. Retrieved from: on February 14, 2009.
  • Thompson, Steve. (2008, March). The Difference between Police Officers and Correction Officers. Retrieved from: on February 15, 2009.
  • U.S. Department of Justice. (2000). Prepared for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice by the Institute for Law and Justice and the Hallcrest Division of Science Applications International Corporation. Retrieved from: on February 15, 2009.

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APA Format

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