ntertainment, the media, and sometimes public leaders can perpetuate anxieties about the prevalence of crime, leading to feelings of vulnerability. Was there ever a more innocent, less crime-ridden era? If so, might the country be able to return to this state of perceived safety sometime in the future?
For this Discussion, imagine you are designing the police force of the future. Would you choose to expand or restrict that force’s role? Consider also how your decision might change the public perception of crime and safety.
By Day 3 of Week 2
- To what degree do you think the role of law enforcement should or should not expand in the future? Why?