DSST* Study Guide
Introduction to Law Enforcement
The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the Introduction to Law Enforcement exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.
About the DSST* Exam
The Introduction to Law Enforcement DSST exam covers the material that would typically be taught in an undergraduate introductory course on the American police system. InstantCert's course for this subject includes a brief overview of the U.S. criminal justice system and a close look at policing at the federal, state and local levels.
Topics Covered in this Course
History and Professional Movement of Law Enforcement
Precolonial heritage and contemporary forces of change
Contributions of Wilson, Vollmer, and others
Overview of United States Criminal Justice System
Role of courts
Role of police
Role of corrections
The criminal justice process
Measurement of crime (e.g., UCR, NCVS)
Police Systems in the United States
Special district police agencies
Role of police
Police Organization, Management, and Issues
Line and staff operations
Women and other minorities in policing
United States Law and Precedents
Customer Test Results for this Exam
391 users submitted test results since August, 2006.
376 of those users reported a passing score (96%).
Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:
|Date of Exam||Result||Score|
|Jan 23, 2023||passed||415|
|Dec 2, 2022||passed||400|
|Oct 14, 2022||passed||415|
|Oct 6, 2022||passed||435|
|Aug 9, 2022||passed||425|
|Jul 16, 2022||passed||423|
|Apr 4, 2022||passed||438|
|Nov 19, 2021||failed||396|
|Nov 12, 2021||passed||400|
|Oct 28, 2021||passed||430|
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