Write a 3–5-page blog post that explains how individual perceptions of power can create conflict situations between law enforcement and members of a community. Use the relational theory of power to explain how perceptions affect the ability to resolve conflict. Then, identify a conflict resolution strategy and predict the outcome.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Complete the following:
Describe the factors or conditions that contribute to conflict situations between law enforcement and citizens.
Explain how perceptions of power may contribute to conflict situations between law enforcement and members of a community. Be sure you consider the perceptions of both the police and individual citizens.
Use the relational theory of power to explain how perceptions of power affect the ability to resolve police–community conflict.
Identify strategies you believe might be effective in reducing or resolving conflicts between police and communities.
Choose one strategy and determine the likely outcome.
Although an actual blog would not have any specific formatting, format this assessment following APA guidelines. This format will facilitate faculty evaluation and feedback.
Submit 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including title and reference pages.
Use 12-point, Times New Roman font.
Include a title page and reference page.
Cite at least 3 current scholarly or professional resources.