Thesis: Police reform in an appropriate, effective manner can lead to beneficial interests that leave a positive impact on law enforcement agencies, the
criminal justice system as a whole, and all citizens.
-In short: Highlight the good and bad. Show how law enforcement does a good job, and how they can continue to do a good job serving citizens moving
-Relationship to Concentration Course Outcomes
Police reform is directly tied in and connected to the concentration course outcomes as it is a subject area that covers the entirety of the criminal justice
landscape. Police reform, from a general standpoint, is a matter that has a direct connection to law enforcement agencies, court procedure and decision
making, the various forms of correction entities, and the citizens. While the entire scope of police reform affects the major participants of the criminal justice
system, only a portion of this work will cover court and correction procedure. The main focus here will be regarding law enforcement agencies and the
general population. The purpose is to find a middle ground that will not only improve the relationship between law enforcement and their respective
communities. The purpose of this proposal goes further in finding a concrete way where law enforcement agencies can conduct their respective duties in an
adequate manner, while also benefiting the general public.
Introduction – An introduction into the purpose of this paper, and what to expect.
History – A history into reform over the last 50 years. A look into where we were, and where we are now.
Advocate Point of View – A look into the people leading the charge for reform, and what they expect.
Law Enforcement Point of View – A look into law enforcements perspective of reform, and how they see reform properly entering the equation.
Effects on the Entire Criminal Justice System – A look into how the entire criminal justice system plays a role in the conversation.
Moving Forward – A look into locating the middle ground for reform that will provide an efficient outcome for all sides of the spectrum.
Conclusion – Wrapping up all noted points