This is a pivotal part in terms of maintain the functioning of society and to ensure that people don’t go around breaking laws wherever and whenever they want. The criminal justice system is therefore a central part of society and without is society would quickly deteriorate into chaos. There are however a number of issues in the criminal justice system. Some of these issues include false convictions and bias within the courtroom. The tutorial discussion this week was essentially discussing how the system operates and some of the flaws within the system such as false convictions which come about through human error or in extreme cases racial bias (Alberto F. Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara, 2011).
The police officer is held to a higher standard than the rest of the general public because of the position that he/she holds. The profession of upholding the law comes with a code that one must follow in order to do this job correctly. If the code is broken then corruption becomes a problem and liability falls on the officer. Police can be held criminally liable for many things. If an officer follows the code of ethics and lives by it then it will help increase the ability for the officer to effectively function.
| 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
It's clear that in every single case police officers are overreacting. But the question here is: Is it because of racism? The chairman of the police union Washington D.C. says that deadly use of force where race is a factor does not equal racism. Furthermore the debate is about the punishment of Slager. If the fault is not on the police, Slager has to be punished.
Criminal Justice System CJS/200 2/26/2012 ANTHONY A. RANDOLPH The criminal justice system is made up of many components but the three major components are law enforcement, correctional agencies and the criminal courts. Under the three major components will follow other components that assist in the criminal justice process. The law enforcement component is there to enforce the laws that are set. Investigate crimes, reduce and prevent crimes ect. So this is very important with out law enforcement the other two major components would not exists or function properly.
Police corruption is a problem that can be traced back to the early days of policing. It is a serious problem within most police forces today, as it is widely know that is it something that is not only hard to calculate, but also hard to reduce and near impossible to eradicate. The following will explore what corruption is defined as and reasons for why police corruption occurs. Reasons that will be covered that can be deemed as the cause of corruption are, the police cultures’ solidarity and loyalty, that a high level of discretion is used, which cannot be monitored, and that there is a corrupt hierarchy within the police force that is difficult to control. Methods to prevent corruption will then be explored, such as more rigorous recruitment procedures and the reinforcement of the motivation to do what is right.
The way police handles combating crime and brutality most attempts to redeem police image would involve education for both public and the police on the effectiveness crime control measures. The police are subject to moral temptations that can affect the way a job is done, the temptations can outweigh their paycheck this is a difficult position for any officer. The police deals with major drug dealing, gang bangers even white collar
Criminal Justice System Ethical issues in criminal justice have been addressed on both a philosophical and historical level. Ethical issues have existed in relation to government, policing and international politics for centuries. The standard code of ethics that law enforcement personnel and public servants are asked to uphold can often be translated subjectively by individuals, resulting in the possibility of ethically questionable conduct. Ethical issues regarding brutality, corruption and off-duty behavior have become an increasing challenge in criminal justice. Law enforcement personnel are subject to a battery of examinations to prove they have the will and mental capacity to perform the functions of a public servant or law enforcement
Personality Traits of a Police Officer Policing today is very complex. Police officers are expected to be all things to all people and to make split second decisions under varying stress conditions. Police officers must be effective at what they do. The decisions made by a police officer could potentially affect the lives of many people. Being an officer of the law takes a certain quality of person and some personality types certainly do better in positions of authority than do others.
RUNNING HEAD: POLICE DEVIANCE Police Deviance and Corruption The main objective in policing is to serve and protect a community and those who live within it, while this is often achieved through ethical practices sometimes it can be a challenge. In an effort to do something worthwhile for a community it can be diluted by to many negative experiences with the public, to little job satisfaction and too much trouble handling the administrative system. Many different factors can lead officers into deviance and corruption within the police system. Some of these include, stress, traumatic experiences, too much bureaucracy etc (Dean & Gottschalk 2010; Rowe 2005; Wilson, Kolennikova, Kosals, Ryvkina & Simagin 2007). In present paper the role of an ethical police officer is investigated and to which extent an officer can degrade this title.