Every conflict has its significant implications on administrative and departmental officer procedures. The mainly problem that always occurring is the physical brutality, which the main goal is to get the police department to enforce and adopt a written policy. However, polices limiting actions will bring most of debate especially from the police officers themselves. “Many feel that their firepower is already too weak to battle the weapons criminals have on the streets, and limiting their legality of gun use will not only endanger them, but the innocent bystanders who must endure the hierarchy gun power creates in the benefit of criminals.” (Bouza, Anthony. 1990) It’s necessary to ask help from the superior officers so that a tolerance of brutality will not establish.
Ethnicity and the Police Brittany Howard CJA/344 November 12, 2013 Donna Williams Ethnicity and the Police Police corruption and racial profiling is still alive in today’s society. Often police feel that they are above the law and can commit crimes without consequence. Officers are easily “taken care” of by those who do not abide by the law. This breaks the trust between the community and the police. This creates a negative opinion of police.
Above the Law Police officers are given the authority to uphold the law and to maintain peace. They risk their lives every day and will have to use the rules of engagement to determine the threat level of violence towards them or society. They are able to use excessive force towards people who are violent and unable to comply. But in some scenarios, officers who think they’re above the law, abuse this rule and that’s when police brutality take place. Officers use brutality for the wrong reasons such as being racist or discriminating the individual.
Public returned the favor by rioting and a lot of people and cops getting killed. Fourth Principle, “the degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to necessity of the use of physical force” instead of using the violent force to get co-operation of the public only use physical force only when it’s needed. Modern law enforcement doesn’t try use talking about it they usually use physical force when it’s not needed, this is where the disagreement form the public comes in. Fifth principle, “Police seek and preserve public favor not by catering to the public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial serve to the law” the police are posed to serve the public equal because all men are equal one race that is the human race. Police don’t pull and arrest a man because of his race black, white etc... .
Essentially, the smallest problem that stains a community can snowball into a situation that grows far worst with each passing day. This idea was crafted from the minds of James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling. They published their article “Broken Windows: The Police and Neighbor Safety”, which become a prominent aspect of community policing, and provided insights into the field of law enforcement. The theory states that people are more like to commit crime in neighborhoods that appear to be uncared for. However, citizens feel safer when police departments conduct more foot patrols within neighborhoods, and feel that the police officers care more for their well being.
If police officers did not act with integrity, good morals, and good ethical decision making tactics then the general public would not trust them. If there is no trust for police officers with the general public this country would have mass chaos. People would not feel safe in their homes because the people (police officers) that are supposed to serve and protect them are dishonest and untrustworthy. Without police officers and other members of the criminal justice field having integrity our country would be like a third world country with all types of pandemonium, anarchy, disorder, and confusion going on. In conclusion, integrity plays a major role in our criminal justice system especially in the jobs of police officers.
Police brutality has been a problem within our society for some time now. Due to the many amount of cases, police brutality has shaped a view amongst the lower class that enforcers of the law tend to take advantage of their given power. Seems like police officers feel as if their implementation of the law is a congressional shield against the consequences of violating laws. In most cases of police brutality there is excessive force being used and unnecessary physical force and sometimes even deadly force. Police brutality has impacted our society because it changed the view of local authority; they went from being heroes of our communities to the vigilantes that we watch over our shoulders.
In Harlem, an increased amount of crime activity occurs due to the involvement of gangs such as “Bloods” and “Crips”. Even though there is crime activities in these two places the cultures are very different from one another. Police subculture contributes to police corruption for many reasons. In police subculture police officers do not practice a professional code of ethics they instead follow their own personal code of ethics which prioritizes loyalty to colleges rather then doing their job and serving and protecting the community (Herbert, 1998). Due to this, “cop code” and “code of silence” become a
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.
This era was our first attempt for an organized police force. It showed us our flaws in the system and what people will do to ensure “their” best interests are protected and with money and power, could be above the law. The more corrupt the officers were, it seemed like the more violent criminals started to become. People where tired of being stepped on for someone else’s gain and those would be normal everyday people turned towards the criminal side. This led to rethinking the whole police system and how to better effect the people they were sworn to protect.