Learning Objectives:

1.Identify how the special populations in a community pose special problems for the police.

2. Contrast the needs of the young, elderly, and disabled.

3. Identify the major elements that contribute to resolving or compounding the problems of special populations.

4. Suggest several ways through which the effectiveness of services to special populations might be improved

A two-page (500-700 word) paper

Written Assignment:

Step 1

Read and review chapter 12 in the e-textbook and PowerPoint slides. Research, including web and/or printed material on special populations served by the police.

* Describe the three major groups in society for who the police must provide specialized services (elderly, youth and disabled).

* What are some of the specialized services provided by police to meet the needs of these populations.

* Provide at least one example of a service or program from your local area police department that meets the needs of a special population. Is it effective? Why or why not?

Step 2
In a two page essay summarize your research on special populations. Cite your resources appropriately. The format may be MLA or APA.

Step 3
Save and submit your assignment.
After you complete the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy to your instructor.


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