Theresa Hughes Race and Ethnicity Final Paper Sean Bell Case Injustice is defined as the absence of justice or the violation of right or of the rights of another. Many people feel that a lot of cases are proved to be unjust or never receive justice because of the people involved. Race has become a very serious issue and is often brought up in court cases more than people tend to believe. The Sean Bell case is a prime example of case injustice. To start off the Sean Bell case was an example of Police brutality.
Including but not limited to those of religious, race, and sexual orientation. The greatest portion of the remainder were hate crimes based on ethnicity or nationality. When a hate crime is committed, it sends a message to the targeted individual and community as a whole, so that they are aware they are unwelcomed, fearful, unaccepted. The damage done to the heart of the community, will affect the community brutally. Once a message is sent, hate crime is committed, and it has not only hurt the target but the community as well, the message is considered
2013) Police often blame the victim of police brutality when accused of being too brutal with their use of force. With this as a common issue, police departments across the United States have decided to fight against that statistic. Many times, when a police officer is accused of police brutality, they are immediately put on suspension. Within the terms of their suspension, either an outside agency or internal affairs department does an investigation determining what may have happened. This would typically include interviewing potential witnesses, determining what happened, and putting the pieces together.
The face of Criminal Justice and its laws has forever been changed, largely in part due to the KKK. Had Congress and Politicians been able to foresee what effect the KKK would have on the US and set in place measures to stop them before they became powerful, would the hate crimes and hate groups of today be as prominent? There will always be hatred in the world. There will always be people, groups, and organizations that do not agree or accept certain lifestyles, religions, races, and ethnicity. Perhaps though, had the KKK and those that
STOP AND SEARCH DISCRIMINATION FOR ETHNIC MINORITY IN UK CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Racism thinking and practice still can be found in UK in the last decade, for example, in the criminal justice system. In the UK criminal justice system, stop and search is the early process that has a critical point whether somebody can be arrested for the next process or not. This short essay will explain the evidence of ethnic based bias for ethnic minority, particularly black people by police officers in the stop and search stage. Stop and search is the most critical points which police officers tend to discriminate ethnic minorities. The obvious examples in the past were when police officers have a power to arrest with ‘sus’ laws, under the 1824 Vagrancy Act (s4 and s6).
Further, because most hate-crime legislation puts added effort into prosecuting crimes against certain individuals or groups, what about the same crimes committed against someone who doesn't fit into one of those groups? Will the crime be prosecuted to the same extent? If not, you're making things worse for the majority, who are likely to feel underprotected. If the problem is that too many people (of any group) are being mugged, or assaulted, or their belongings vandalized, you should put more effort into prosecuting muggings, assaults, or vandalism. Not to protect any one group, but to protect all
| Checkpoint | Issues in Policing | CJS/210 Prof. Beeler | Karen Spangler | 10/26/2012 | The issues that face law enforcement agencies today are ethics and corruption, profiling, and the use of force, within police departments. Police officers must adhere to a higher standard of ethics because of the amount of power that the uniform and badge that they wear holds. It is when an officer uses and abuses this power to their advantage or gain, that it becomes a problem. The saying, "a few bad apples spoils the bunch", is apropos when referring to police corruption. Profiling is when law enforcement inappropriately considers a person's race or ethnicity when deciding how and if they are going to interact with a person in an enforcement
Racial Profiling should not be allowed. Racial profiling is a violation of people’s civil rights. Every race commits crimes and if the police are targeting one race. That will give the other races more space to commit more vicious crimes. Racial Profiling is when a single group or race is singled out and watched closely because the police feel that they are more likely to commit crimes.
These crimes are committed because prejudice still exists, for many different reasons. Hate crimes effects are far reaching, from the individual victim to the community as a whole. Hate offenses are motivated by a bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnicity or national origin. Many people fear that which is different. Unfortunately, this will not go away in the future.
The police today must contend directly with a number of issues that carry a racial subtext both in fact and in perception: crime, drugs, disorder, civil unrest, and police brutality. While some can look at the same glass and call it half empty, while others call it half full, there is ample reason to suggest that even the most optimistic observers would agree that the police face a major challenge