For this week’s first assignment, you will write a one page essay about power and authority. 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.
There are several key concepts that need to be understood, including the difference between power and authority. Institutions within the criminal justice system routinely apply both of these concepts every day.
Please answer the following questions:
- Define authority.
- Define power.
- Explain how authority and power are linked with law, social control, and the duties of citizens.
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.