The role and function of policing is through recruitment.

Some people have suggested that we can reform the role and function of the police (p.125- 126) by changing police personnel. One way of changing the role and function of policing is through recruitment.

From the options listed, which one do you think is the most important in terms of recruitment and police practice:

  • Higher educational requirements
  • Increased diversity (minorities, women, etc.)
  • Expanded background checks with a greater emphasis on psychological screening

Discuss and support your position

Optional: After discussing your principal recruitment prerequisite, you may also wish to address the other options listed or even ones that are not presented.


Peak, K.J., & Giacomazzi, A.L. (2019).Justice Administration:Police, Courts, & Corrections Management. (9th Edition). New York, NY:Pearson

ISBN: 13: 978-0-13-487140-0

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