For this week’s second assignment, you will write a one page essay about the relationship between community relations programs and minority communities. Be sure to address all prompts and cite your sources in APA format. This is worth 50 points, so be thorough and give your best effort.
Some experts assert that relationships between minority groups and the police are strained. This can be seen in cases that have to deal with minorities being profiled by police agencies. For example, if African American drivers are stopped for questioning by police at a higher frequency than other ethnic groups, a bogus charge of “Driving While Black” (DWB) is said to be in effect. Such practices have helped to fuel the distrust between minority groups and the police.
Please answer the following question:
- Why did early police community relations programs focus on minority communities?
This homework assignment should include the following:
- An in-depth submission that should be free of spelling and grammar errors.
- An essay that is a minimum of one page in length.
- You will be assessed on the rationale you use in addressing the questions/issue posted, and how well you justify your argument regarding this issue.
- Your response must be thought provoking, have well developed ideas and/or opinions, and should reference any supporting material from the text, lecture or other sources you have used to complete the assignment.