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ABC News. (2015, August 15). Car chases, one of the deadliest things police officers can do. [Video]. YouTube.

Parenthetical citation: (ABC News, 2015)

CBS This Morning. (2015, July 31). Police chases leave trail of innocent victims [Video]. YouTube.

Parenthetical citation: (CBS This Morning, 2015)

Using key terms and concepts from the textbook reading, answer the following questions in a balanced way. 

(Please do not hyperbolize or generalize.) (Reference should be made to all materials provided in this assignment. The purpose is that you have a balanced response).

  1. Explain how police pursuits are both effective and dangerous.  
  2. Provide one actual example of when a police pursuit would be justified. Explain.
  3. Provide one actual example of when a police pursuit was not justified and resulted in serious injury/death. Explain.


  • 500 words. PUT WORD COUNT AT THE END
  • Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.
  • Address all questions.
  • Use proper grammar and punctuation.
  • Research your topic and use information from what you learned; cite your sources.
  • Do not plagiarize


Title of book: Police & Society
Year Published: 2020

Edition:  8th

Author: Novak, Cordner, Smith, &  Roberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:  9780190940805