August Vollmer

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  • Law Enforcement Vs Formal Education

    Vollmer is credited as the “Father of Law Enforcement” (Bond, 2014, para. 4). He was the first Police Chief of the Berkeley Police Department in California and a huge proponent of formalizing criminal justice studies into an academic discipline. It was also during the 60 's and 70 's, presidential commissions emphasized better police standards and training (Bond, 2014). Formal education is good for the individual and brings credibility to the institution. However, there is also some available literature that indicates that higher levels of education don’t necessarily make the best employees. A study of police officers at the Saint Paul Police Department in Minnesota found no such correlation. Research conducted found that police officers…

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  • August Vollmer: The Father Of Modern Policing

    Abstract August Vollmer was one of the most extraordinary men to ever be appointed as a Chief of Police in history. He is considered the leading figure in the creation of the criminal justice field within the United States. Hailed as the father of modern policing, his spirit of innovation, dedication to improving procedures, and contribution to policing are unsurmountable and will be emulated for years to come. His continued drive for educational opportunities and improvement within the law…

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  • Essay On Troy, Rose, And The Maxson Family In Wilson's Fences

    Troy, Rose, and the Maxson Family in Wilson’s Fences Troy Maxson is the main character in Fences and he thought he could be in complete control everyone that was close to him. As being read, it is easy to make the case that August Wilson 's play Fences is a tragedy and that Troy Maxson is its tragic protagonist (Wessling). Troy is a poor black man who once had a dream of becoming a major league baseball player. He never became a major league baseball player, because he was an African American.…

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  • The Metamorphosis Alienation Analysis

    In Franz Kafka’s, The Metamorphosis, the reader is presented with an underlying theme of alienation. This state of alienation or estrangement is seen by the isolation of the main character from a group or activity and their loss or lack of sympathy. Gregor Samsa loses his identity through the estrangement of his obligation to financially support his family and his duty as a traveling salesman. This estrangement is initially somewhat apparent by his physical transformation and later on thoroughly…

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  • The Importance Of Bernice In The Piano Lesson

    When the past is often discussed, few truly recognize the importance of how previous trails aid with the development of the future. Knowledge gained from prior actions, and their consequences after, are vital in survival and preparation for upcoming tribulations. In August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, this artful theater production expresses how the past provides the necessary understanding to prepare for the following difficulties. Bernice in The Piano Lesson conveys how the past, and former…

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  • Ghost Sonata Vs Beggar Essay

    Both Ghost Sonata and The Beggar have similar approaches when it comes to stage directions; their philosophy is more is more. We are first introduced to Ghost Sonata with a page and a half long stage direction that rivals Shaw. In it there is an incredible amount of detail. It describes what each character is doing onstage at all moments of the scene; it also gives as much information as possible regarding the atmosphere. “A steamship’s bell ring, and now and then silence is pierced by low…

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  • Review Of The Book 'A Separate Peace' By John Knowles

    Coping Essay A Separate Peace is a novel written by John Knowles, in which the main character Gene Forrester is a student at Devon and he is competing with his best friend Finny. He pushes Finny off the tree and Finny shattered his leg. Finny died a few months later because of another accident. But Finny loves his friend, but Gene does not know that. Finny tries to cope with his problems by training Gene for an Olympics that will not happen, denying that there is a war going on, and his love of…

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  • Symbolism In Fences By August Wilson

    “Fences,” focuses mainly around Troy Maxson. Troy was a baseball player but never had the chance to fulfill his dream of playing in the League because of his stint in jail and his race. Troy is a hard worker and takes care of his family the best he knows how given his lack of education. His dear wife, Rose loves her husband and in spite of his faults she maintains her loyalty to him. Troy has two sons, Lyons and Cory. Lyons is from a previous relationship and Cory is his and Rose’s son.…

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  • Themes In August Wilson's The Piano Lesson

    Playwright August Wilson uses his plays to display the struggles of Black Americans living throughout the twentieth century. In fact, August Wilson uses The piano Lesson to uncover the hardships Boy Willie and his family face focusing on a time when his family was held captive as slaves to a chance to own his own piece of land. The Piano Lesson demonstrates the importance of family heirlooms and how no amount of money could ever replace the sentimental value they hold. Berniece and Boy Willie…

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  • Fences Questions And Answers

    Bryan Alvizures March 6,2018 Mr. Amoroso. Period 9 Concept questions 3 In the play “Fences” by August Wilson, Troy(the main character) has a a type of dualistic nature within him. Sometimes he teaches lessons while sometimes he shows complete anger and no control. On page 66 he states “ I’m trying to find a way to tell you ...I’m gonna be a daddy. I’m gonna be somebody’s daddy.” Troy is showing himself as a person who doesn’t respect his wife and went out to have a baby with…

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