Assignment 1: The Thin Blue Line

As you prepare for graduation, you will be deciding on either graduate school or job placement. For those students selecting the job process, there are many stages to consider, one of which is the interview. As a criminal justice major, you may pursue jobs in the law enforcement arena. During the interview process and training, law enforcement agencies may ask substantive questions related to ethics or officer trust. Although there are many professions that compel ethical behavior, the cornerstone of law enforcement relies on officer trust.

Submission Details:

In at least 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following questions:

Consider the below question as a possible interview question. If you were asked this during an interview, how would you respond?

Officer trust is one of the basic tenants of law enforcement and it is often referred to as the “thin blue line”. Do you believe that this line exists and, if so, do you agree with the concept? How far is too far when it comes to protecting the blue line?

Use both the textbook and reputable outside resources from the Internet and Argosy University online library resources to locate the laws, statutes, and cases.

Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by commenting on the discussions and explanations given by them.

Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric

All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

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