Homeland Security (Criminal Justice)

Homeland Security (Criminal Justice)

Labeling Theory and the understanding of crime and deviance.

Labeling Theory and the understanding of crime and deviance.

Homeland Security

Answer the attached questions and each subquestion.

1. Several police departments were described in chapter 2 readings that took on a Homeland Security policing role in response to a major natural disaster within the United States and the country of Chile. Among the affected agencies were police departments in New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulfport Mississippi, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Constitucion, Chile. These agencies were faced with many challenges that made it impossible to operate within their normal
standards and protocols.

Specifically, discuss the noted challenges involving each police department listed in the above paragraph involving the following critical areas: (50 points)

(1) Standard Operating Procedures

(2) Communications

(3) Chain of Command

(4) Service Delivery

(5) Office Behavior and Survival

2. Using the definitions of role conflict theory and role strain theory, as discussed in the chapter 3 readings, as the two theories relate to the feelings and actions of Black police officers who have been called upon to participate in units having the responsibility to counter act protesters voicing their dissatisfaction with the deaths of George Floyd, Breana Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks.

Specifically, you must use the below question-based format to assess and illustrate the concepts and practices outlined in the above noted behavior theories: (50 points)

(1) What are the definitions of roles of conflict and role strain theories? Please give an example of each.

(2) In terms of these definitions, how have they been manifested among Black police officers during the noted protest movement?

(3) What factors affect and explain difference in feelings and behavior roles involving Black police officers kneeling, dancing, challenging non-white officers’ abusive/illegal behaviors toward the protesters?

(4) How do you suppose the theories of role and conflict behavior affect Black police officers when they are asked to protect Civil War statues and White supremacy groups shouting racial slurs and insults at them?

(5) How do you feel about the too often occasion when Black officers who are required to participate in crowd control activities while being called “sellouts,” “turn-coats,” “traitors”, etc., by members of their own race?