Research Papers on Law Enforcement

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Evidence Suppression and Legal Precedent

    In twelve pages this paper discusses evidence suppression in a cocaine dealing case because of illegal search and seizure tactics. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Process of Illegal Search and Seizure

    In six pages this paper examines the illegal search and seizure issue as it pertains to California's Mexican immigrant problems and questionable practices to halt this influx. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • When the Coke was in Coca Cola

    The history of the coca plant, Erythroxylum coca, is discussed in this paper, including its cultivation in Peru, Colombia and Bolivia for illegal purposes. However, also discussed are its legal uses, including serving as one of the principal original ingredients in Coca Cola and chewing by natives, as well as herb tea.This paper has seven pages and seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • First Responder Preparedness, Various Issues

    This research paper addresses various issues that are relevant to water, food, agriculture, and so forth, and the topic of emergency preparedness. Five pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Police Departments and Sexual Harassment

    This paper pertains to the moral issues and the impacts associated with reporting sexual harassment within police departments. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • United Kingdom Police Force and 'Equal Opportunities'

    In eleven pages this paper discusses the UK police force with an examination of how the practice of equal opportunities is often thwarted by prejudice particularly pertaining to sexual orientation, gender, and race. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography and two graphs are also included.

  • New Orleans and Corruption in Law Enforcement

    In ten pages this paper discusses New Orleans' problems with corruption in law enforcement with ethics and low pay for officers among the topics covered. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mafia and Corruption in Law Enforcement

    In five pages this paper discusses how some urban corruption in law enforcement can be attributed to organized crime with New York Officer Venditti's fatal shooting allegedly by the mob among the topics covered.

  • Research Proposal Tutorial on Corruption in Law Enforcement

    In eight pages this tutorial presents an empirical research proposal regarding corruption in law enforcement and the influence of public opinion and inter-organizational attitudes. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • U.S. and Corruption in Law Enforcement

    In four pages this report discusses U.S. corruption in law enforcement with the LAPD's 'Rampart Division' and its numerous lawsuits among the topics covered. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Criminal Justice System and Fairness

    In six pages this paper discusses the arguments presented by author David Cole in his text No Equal Justice Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System that state the U.S. criminal justice system is unfair to people of race and ethnicity. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Corruption Within Criminal Justice System

    This research paper presents a project proposal that will examine the topic of corruption in criminal justice system, emphasizing corruption within police departments in the US. Nine pages in length, eight sources are cited.

  • Criminal Law Considered in 4 Questions

    In five pages four questions pertaining to criminal law are answered including constitutionally protecting the rights of prisoners, policing that is community oriented, U.S. system of criminal justice's 4 components, and money laundering and racketeering. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Criminology Theories, Mafioso

    This research paper discusses how Alberto Latuada's film Mafioso (1962) can be related to ethnic succession theory and alien conspiracy theory. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Human Rights Violations and the 2001 United Kingdom Anti Terrorism, Crime and Security Act

    In five pages this paper examines the 2001 UK Act in terms of restrictions and the criticism it has drawn for human rights violations. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Internet Censorship of Dangerous Information

    In five pages this report argues that Internet censorship of dangerous information such as bomb making is an important way of foreign terrorist attack prevention. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The History and Evolution of Fingerprinting

    This paper examines the art and science of fingerprinting. The author discusses the history and evolution of fingerprinting technology as well as its relevance in criminal investigations. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Crime of Computer 'Hacking'

    The topic of this argumentative essay consisting of seven pages is computer hacking, which is presented as a serious crime that requires critical evaluation by members of society. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cyber Crime Task Forces - The Reality

    In a paper of eight pages, the writer looks at cyber crime. The writer carries out an exploration of all the various dimensions of building an effective cyber crime task force. Paper uses seven sources.

  • Law Enforcement and Cyber Crime

    In five pages the rapidly growing cyber crime is discussed in terms of the difficulties agents face in its detection because of the difficulties in obtaining data with FBI Cyber Agent commentary and crime examples and how various agencies work in conjunction with each other in order to solve these complex crimes. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Bond Theory Cybercrimes

    This paper has two separate sections. The first explains the social bond cause of crime theory devised by Hirschi. The second discusses digital or cyber crime and provides a public service announcement. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • DNA in Investigations and as Evidence

    This research paper defines DNA and DNA analysis and also describes the way in which DNA evidence is used in investigations and in court. Five pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Statistics on Crime One State vs National

    This essay provides statistical data about violent crimes in the state of Texas as compared to national data. Rates of different types of violent crimes are reported. Two newspaper articles about different types of crimes are reviewed. There are ten sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Community Notification on Reported Sex Offenders

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses Megan's law and other types of legislation regarded community releasing of sex offenders in a consideration of recidivism and the rights of these convicted offenders. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Benefits Of Profiling In Fighting Terrorism

    A 4 page paper. The writer comments on the controversy of racial profiling in fighting terrorism but also demonstrates the benefits, despite the lack of articles that support this method. The writer defines profiling and how it is used in this fight against terrorism and also recognizes that profiling has been used for evil or inappropriate purposes, Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Fingerprinting

    In twelve pages the use of fingerprinting in criminal investigations is examined in an historical overview that also includes the impact of technology. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • White Collar Crime and Business

    In nine pages corporate responsibility and white collar crime convictions are considered in the answers to ten questions for discussion with law enforcement, 4 crime theories, and technocrime among the issues included. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • New York City Police Department and Overseeing Problems

    In five pages this paper argues that the way to solve the NYPD's problems is to have the police force overseen by the Justice Department. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Problems with Eye Witness Testimony

    Eye witness testimony is often assumed to be some of the best evidence in a court case, the level of confidence of the witness also increase the trust placed in it by the jury. This 10 page paper looks at the problems associated with eye witness testimony form a psychological perspective, including the ways in which it can be tainted. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Los Angeles and New York Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrols

    In five pages this paper discusses the training involved and benefits of the bicycle patrols enacted by police departments in both Los Angeles and New York City in 1990. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Molding Behavior in Policing

    This paper contends that leaders have the ability to shape their officer's attitude and behavior. There are three sources in this three page paper.

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Approaches to Conflict Management

    In five pages the techniques of conflict management that are practiced by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are examined with a discussion of the Alternative Dispute Resolution conflict management program. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Female Police Officers

    The literature makes it very clear that female police officers face more challenges and have fewer opportunities than male officers. Only 7 percent of female officers make it to the top, e.g., chief of police. This essay provides data regarding female police officers, the kinds of negative climates they deal with and how they cope. A couple of studies show that female officers are more effective and more competent in many situations than their male counterparts. The essay discusses police officers in the field, female parole officers, and female correction officers. There are twelve sources used in this thirty page paper.

  • Law Enforcement Technology in the 21st Century

    This 6 page paper discusses some of the latest advances in law enforcement technology, and what they mean to the future of law enforcement. It also discusses the possibility that such technologies can be misused. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • California Police Officers: Certain Physique And Weight Management

    6 pages in length. The last one hundred years have served to transition the overall duties of police officers from highly physically demanding to duties shared between physicality and technology. Typically, big, strong men were representational of the early 1900s police force when walking was the only way in which to patrol the city. The ability to dart and dash after offenders was the primary means by which police officers could ever hope to apprehend, inasmuch as that era had little more than body-to-body contact for bringing down the perpetrator. Today, the advent of technology gives police officers a tremendous advantage over their historical counterparts with devices to stop and capture the offender, but that does not preclude the need for law enforcement officers to be in peak condition. Police work may not be as physical in nature as it was back at the turn of the century, however, it still entails a significant amount of maneuvering that requires officers be as physically fit as possible. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Should Officials be Charged/Police Misconduct

    This paper focuses on a case scenario in which a police chief and a human resource director hired 50 police officers who had criminal records.Police ethics are discussed. Five pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Overview of Community Policing

    This paper offers an overview of community policing and how it aids police officers. Six pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Forensics and Computer Crime

    In eight pages computer forensic specialists are considered in a discussion of computer crime investigation that includes crime types and agencies that conduct investigations with the assistance of computer forensics. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Law Enforcement and the Value of Higher Education

    In a paper of nine pages, the writer looks at law enforcement policy proposals. The value of higher education to law enforcement agencies is explored in this context. Paper uses three sources.

  • The Domestic Violence Arrest Decision Reviewed

    In five pages a Midwestern city's study of domestic violence and police arrests is critically reviewed.

  • Taiwan and the US/Comparing Domestic Violence

    This research paper briefly discusses and compares domestic violence law in Taiwan and the US. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Wilkes Barre, PA, Police Brutality

    This research paper/essay pertains to the issue of police brutality, with particular focus on the Wilkes Barre Police Department. Five pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • Media Depiction of Law Enforcement Brutality

    This paper consists of five pages and examines how police brutality is portrayed by the media in a consideration of what the writer argues to be biased reporting of the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles Police Department officers. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Post 1970 Texas Law Enforcement Brutality

    In twelve pages this paper discusses post 1970 police brutality as it pertains to the Houston Police Department's treatment of African Americans and Hispanics. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ethics and Police Brutality

    This 12 page paper examines police brutality. Four separate cases are evaluted (Sean Bell, Martin Lee Anderson, Frank Jude Jr., Robert Davis). How ethics play a role in police incidents is the crux of this analysis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • United States Economy and Law Before and After 9/11

    This 10 page paper gives an over view of the Unites states Law Enforcement and Economy before and after 9/11. This paper includes examples of how the world has changed due to the attacks and what the future holds. Bibliography list 10 sources.

  • Creating Paranoia Post-September 11, 2001: The U.S.A. Patriot Act

    Within 3 pages, the U.S.A. Patriot Act is analyzed for the reassurance it is supposed to provide to the American people and the support it is supposed to provide to the local governments. There are 5 references.

  • Search and Seizure: Searching Vehicles as a Part of Apprehension and Arrest

    A 5 page discussion of search and seizure as it applies to vehicles. This paper is based on two fictional scenarios but calls upon case law involving searches of vehicles when those searches were no predicated on the fact that a vehicle is readily mobile. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Analysis of Different Security Facets Introduction

    In seven pages this paper discusses various introductory security course issues including history, laws, risk analysis, and methodology. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Civilian Review Boards and Internal Affairs

    This research paper offers a discussion of the characteristics of civilian review boards and internal affairs as methods for addressing political corruption and misconduct.

  • Article Analysis: Noise

    This 3 page paper analyzes an article on noise, noise pollution, and efforts to curb it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Overview of Police Brutality

    In eleven pages this paper presents a literature review regarding the topic of police corruption and brutality and considers such contributing factors as the so called police culture, cynicism, and loyalty. There are 12 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • How Can The Police Improve Knowledge Management - A Research Proposal

    The writer presents a proposal for research with the aim of identifying improvement to knowledge management which will aid police services. The paper is a proposal for research to identify the ways in which information is gathered and used by law enforcement bodies and assess the potential for improvements in knowledge management. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Overcoming Language Barriers in Law Enforcement

    A 7 page consideration of the problems inherent in policing those who are not proficient in English. This paper reviews what law enforcement agencies around the nation have done to overcome these problems and recommends a best practice solution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Lie Detectors

    In three pages lie detectors are examined in terms of their pros and cons. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Miranda v Arizona Case, Due Process, and Miranda Rights

    This paper discusses the historical, legal, and sociological significance of the 1966 Supreme Court case of Miranda v Arizona. This five page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Use of Technology in the Criminal Justice System

    Two important technologies are mobile data terminals and Live Scan technology. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Criminal Justice and the Development of New Technology

    In three pages this paper discusses the impact of new technology upon criminal justice in a consideration that includes investigations, evidence, intelligence, administration, and DNA. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Profiling & Terrorism

    A 10 page research paper that, first of all, examines the definition of “racial profiling” and distinguishes this activity from other forms of profiling that are carried on by law enforcement agents. Then, the arguments, both pro and con, regarding racial profiling are examined. Summation, analysis and conclusions are offered based on this information. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Case of Statutory Rape, Crime Scene Investigation

    This research paper focuses on crime scene investigation in regards to a case of statutory rape. Evidence and scene processing, chain of custody, victim and witness statements, suspect interrogation, and the training requirements for this work are described. Four pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • Community Policing and Terrorism

    This 12 page paper examines how community policing can help to catch terrorists. Police are on the front lines and some believe that community policing can help in combating terrorism. Community policing is explored first and then strategies to fight terrorism are discussed. The paper concludes that for some areas, community policing works well, but in others, more complex structures work better. Terrorism can be detected by police with or without the community policing model. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Terrorism/Comparing Countries

    An 8 page research paper that discusses the international response to terrorism. Terrorism is the principal focus of American foreign policy, but it also plays an intrinsic role in both the domestic and foreign policies of other countries. The following investigation looks briefly at the issue of terrorism in six nations: England (Great Britain), France, Germany, China, Japan and Saudi Arabia, and then offers a discussion that compares and contrasts their policies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Security Introduction

    In forty pages this paper discusses U.S. security in an introduction to a paper including such topics as technology, security management, business security, and the home security industry. There are more than 24 sources cited in the bibliography.


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