Module Two Assignment Guidelines and Rubric

Overview

In this assignment, you will describe situations in which the styles of policing (Watchman, Legalistic, and Service) would be used in the career field. You will also explain what you can infer about the organizational and political culture of the agency based on the various policing styles.

Prompt

In this module, you learned about the three styles of policing: Watchman, Legalistic, and Service. You will now apply these styles to the career chosen in Module One in order to prepare for submitting Project One in Module Five. First, review the Styles of Policing resource section. Then, for each style, describe a scenario or hypothetical situation (in 1–2 paragraphs) in which the style is exemplified in the career field. Then, explain what you can infer about the organizational and political culture of the agency based on the various policing styles (in 1 paragraph).

Watchman-Style Situation

  • Describe a situation in which the Watchman style of policing would be used in the career field.

Culture Based on Watchman Style

  • Explain what you can infer about the organizational and political culture of the agency based on the Watchman style.

Legalistic-Style Situation

  • Describe a situation in which the Legalistic style of policing would be used in the career field.

Culture Based on Legalistic Style

  • Explain what you can infer about the organizational and political culture of the agency based on the Legalistic style.

Service-Style Situation

  • Describe a situation in which the Service style of policing would be used in the career field.

Culture Based on Service Style

  • Explain what you can infer about the organizational and political culture of the agency based on the Service style.

Specifically, the following rubric criteria must be addressed:

  • Describe a situation in which the Watchman style of policing would be used in the career field.
  • Explain what you can infer about the organizational and political culture of the agency based on the Watchman style.
  • Describe a situation in which the Legalistic style of policing would be used in the career field.
  • Explain what you can infer about the organizational and political culture of the agency based on the Legalistic style.
  • Describe a situation in which the Service style of policing would be used in the career field.
  • Explain what you can infer about the organizational and political culture of the agency based on the Service style.

Guidelines for Submission

This assignment should be 6–9 paragraphs in length. Any references should be cited in APA format. For more information on APA style, review the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide.

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