I think that the government should have different methods on finding out who’s qualified for certain leadership positions. They should implement methods that observe and evaluate employees on the job doing the job. They should simulate challenges and different situations and base their promotions on those results. This is the only way of choosing a qualified candidate. It is very important for a job like this where lives are at risk, for your “street smarts” to be sharp, a paper and pencil test does not test for these skills.
Community-oriented policing supports the organized use of partnerships and problem-solving methods. The use of these methods addresses the urgent circumstances that give progress to public safety issues. These issues can be described as fear of crime, crime, and social disorder. The meaning behind community-oriented policing is where encouraged and inspired citizen’s work in a positive and equal partnership with the police for crime problem solving, disorder, deterioration and value of life. The nature and quantity of police roles is extended with the use of community-oriented policing compared to traditional policing.
Discretion plays in important role in balancing the rights of the community with the rights of the victim and offender. Discretion is judgement which is exercised in criminal investigation by people in authority, such as police, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) and in the trial process by magistrates and judges. In Australia the role of discretion within the criminal investigation system and trial process has many advantages and disadvantages in the way authority deals with achieving justice for individuals. Police powers play a crucial role in the criminal investigation process as they have discretionary legal powers of arrest. The NSW police force is given special legal powers under the law which enable them to carry out their duties effectively, majority of these powers are contained in the law enforcement (powers and responsibilities) act 2002 in order to investigate crimes, make arrests, and gather evidence against the accused.
Law enforcement is the branch of the criminal justice system which is responsible for protecting the public by preventing and solving crimes. (www.lawyers in sight.org) In conclusion, the criminal justice system is a system designed to deter crime and to protect law abiding citizens from those individuals that participate in criminal activities that could cause them to go to jail or possible
Modern American policing follows the English model in Boston and New York. The first principle of Sir Robert Peel’s prevention was to prevent crime and disorders in the community. He established the “Bobbies” as the police named after him in London and beats were formed as a form of patrolling the streets, communicating, getting to know the citizens of the community, walking beats, and establishing public safety and trust. The cooperation and public approval were the basis of Sir Robert Peel’s principles of policing. He believes the abilities of policing depend on the public’s approval and secure willing cooperation of the public to secure and maintain respect.
There are three basic components of the criminal justice system. These consist of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Law enforcement, such as police, has the job of enforcing the laws and controlling crime. The courts include people such as judges and lawyers, who interpret the laws and to prevent crime. Also people that are in corrections are there to maintain justice.
“The machinery of criminal justice—police, prosecution, courts, and corrections—is the formal means by which order is maintained in our society” (Zalman, 2008, p. 4). These workers of the justice system use some components of each model some of the time depending on individual preferences regarding the criminal process (Packer, 1968). Although there is division within these models, there is some agreement on some aspects. For instance, both models believe the consent of criminal behavior and identifying a criminal are different processes, when probable cause has been established criminal processing is enforced and the government has limited powers of investigation and apprehension. There is also agreement on an adversary system, procedural due process, and one’s day in court (Zalman, 2008).
Victims and Crimes Evaluation Rodney Sprauve CJA/354 November 16, 2013 In this paper I will describe the roles and functions of individuals in the criminal justice system and how victimization affects the role of each. I will inform you of the goals of sentencing of each role, the goals of alternative sanctions, and the recommendations I have regarding victims’ rights. The criminal justice system that is employed within the United States is one that although flawed, is used as a guide for justice around the world. Criminal justice is the system whereby all branches of the government are used to control and uphold social control, deter and mitigate crime, sanction individuals that may violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts. ("Criminal Justice Section Archive",).
The criminal justice system is broken down into jurisdictions ,these jurisdictions, with considerations, are created by certain factors such as the city, county, state, federal or ,tribal government or military installation. Every jurisdiction has their own set of rules and regulations for their particular criminal justice system. When looking at the criminal justice system, there are some components that need to be considered, such as our local law enforcement. The local law enforcements assists in investigating crimes, arresting a suspect, taking them to jail to await trial, and proceeding with the proper criminal justice procedures. Although every crime violates the law, not every violation of the law is a crime.
Due to the uniquely stressful work environment, Law Enforcement have created an occupational subculture with its own informal code of ethics. The “group think” formed from the homogenous social group of Policing has supported a line of thinking and behaving, that is usually at odds with the formal ethics and values of the organization. One of these informal codes is that of “professional courtesy.” In its simplest sense this is the idea that cops don’t write other cops. Through this paper I will discuss why ethics are important, some of the ethical systems that form the framework for making decisions, and weigh the idea of professional courtesy against those systems. Is it ethical or unethical…that is the question.