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).
If one views police as public servants, other assumptions include; criminals are people too just like the rest of us they shop, pay taxes, and have a family, police have limited ability to affect crime rates because the history of law enforcement originates in order maintenance, not crime control, and lastly they assume that police as public servants serve all people, including criminals meaning to not judge on decisions about an individual not being able to receive services. On page 134, situation five states that “You and your partner have been working together for more than 5 years. He has seen you go
Ethics in The Field of Criminal Justice Sara Markowski March 27, 2013 CJ340 In a police organization, the slippery slope, unfortunately, rears its ugly head where gratuities are concerned. Society is very appreciative of the job the police officers do in order to make our society safe. Human nature wants us to show that appreciation in various ways to officers who go out of their way to make our lives better. Society encourages corruption by consistently offering gratuities to police officers. This is called society at large hypothesis.
The discussion could be is that criminals are being handled well, but some say that they are not being handled like criminals. However, when you think back many years ago, criminals had no rights what so ever. The wardens ran the prison as they saw fit. As for the criminals back in the day, they would be taken out and stoned, beat, and even killed. But with the ethical treatment of criminals these days has a gentle and healthier living circumstances.
Chapter 5: Police Issues and Practices Practical and Legislative Reponses Chapter 5 discusses law enforcement and how they enforce the law and keep terrorist from committing crimes. The chapter talks about the different jobs law enforcement have, which makes their job much harder. They are constantly under a microscope for the way they do their job when it comes to dealinh with the public, guarding border control, and exercising their force perogative. The first topic mentioned is Terrorism and the procedures the law enforcement must take in order to stop terrorist. Also mentioned is how to determine the level of police force, suicide by cop, policy - and supervisory - related aspects of vehicle pursuit and also contagious shooting.
Officer Weekley does not have 100% credibility in this situation because he was sued in 2007 with other members of the SWAT team for allegedly shooting two dogs and pointing a gun at children during a raid. So this is not the first incident where he was accused of making unethical decisions. Weekley was a six-year veteran of Detroit’s special response team at the time so he is seasoned and would have been expected to have better control of his weapon. Prior to joining Detroit’s Special Weapons and Tactics team, Weekley was a patrol officer for Detroit. He also worked part time for Armored Personnel Carrier services.
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
An integral component to the infrastructure of government is law enforcement. In recent years, police actions, particularly police abuse has come into view of a wide, public and critical eye. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who are supposed to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and recovery of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens’ rights are taken advantage of by the police.
Many police officers have good ethics. Ethics are “the practical, normative study of the rightness and wrongness of human contact.” (Depsey, 2005) There are basic ethics which are just “broad moral principals” and there are applied principals which focus on the specific applications of the basic ethics. When an officer swears into the police department, they usually have a code of ethics that they read or swear to. These usually include their duties and what they promise they are going to do with or for the department. Some departments have ethics training classes.
The term judicial activism has been around for six decades and has become a very popular tool for criticizing judge’s behaviour. A man named Arthur Schlesinger Jr. introduced the term "judicial activism" to the public in a Fortune magazine article in January 1947. When the term first came out to the public it had a very positive connotation, but as the years went on people did not agree with crucial decisions being left to select persons when dealing with an uneasy method of determining the fate of millions. It is not right that judges can seemingly “change” the constitution at their discretion especially when their decision bears such importance and could potentially be life-altering. Judges play an important role in interpreting the language used in statutes in order to give them practical application.