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PA/SOC 339: Policing & Society: Police Commissions

In-class activity

Today we'll be looking at two types of primary sources: government reports and newspaper articles. Each group will read the articles and reports for your assigned commission or task force and answer the following questions:

  1. What president appointed the commission/task force?
  2. Who was appointed to the commission/task force? What were their roles and backgrounds?
  3. What event or issue was the commission/task force convened in response to?
  4. What recommendations or reforms did the commission/task force call for? Name at least two.