Criminals are not known for following the rules so all law abiding citizens have the right to defend themselves by any means needed. You could be going through a tough area of town and having that self defense on you makes you feel a bit more comfortable and safer, protecting oneself and family is a personal duty and the government should not impede the ability of responsible adults to defend themselves from potential harm. You got to take the good with the bad
You could find yourself getting into trouble with the police if you carry out an arrest that is incorrect. In order to make a citizen’s arrest, they must come under any of the three sets of guidelines, these are: * arrest for an 'indictable offence' under PACE * arrest of a person’s committing, or about to commit, a Breach of the Peace under common law * Use of reasonable force to prevent crime or arrest offenders or persons unlawfully at large under the Criminal Law Act 1967. A citizen’s arrest is still a really important law in the UK as these powers of arrest belong to Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). There are lots of differences between a citizen’s arrest and a police arrest... 1. If you believe a crime is about to be committed, you cannot make a citizen’s arrest; only if there has or is a crime being committed.
Emily Burleson 1/15/2013 Mr. Zimmer CJ227 Police Encounters with Suspects and Evidence Did Officer Smith have a reasonable suspicion to make the initial traffic stop? One of the more dangerous jobs an officer has is traffic stops. “The officer never knows what will happen during that stop and must stay alert so nothing can happen to the officer (Anti Essays)”. Officer Smith had reasonable suspicion to pull the car over for a broken taillight, which is a traffic violation, and can receive a “fix-it” ticket or a “correctable violations” ticket. Plus the car she pulled over matched the description of a vehicle that killed a fellow officer.
Police Encounters with Suspects and Evidence Did Officer Smith have a reasonable suspicion to make the initial stop of the vehicle? One of the most dangerous tasks an officer has is traffic stops or stopping a motor vehicle. The officer never knows what is going to happen, once they pull the vehicle over, the officer must remain on guard at all times, and expect the unexpected. Law enforcement officers must apply knowledge, skills, and abilities to make a variety of decisions regarding the mechanics of conducting vehicle stops. Officer Smith noticed the suspect’s vehicle appears to have a broken taillight, which appears to be covered with colored tape.
The FCTA applies to local justice and security agencies under unique situations of negligence committed by local justice and security agencies. For example police agencies that do not arrest an intoxicated driver then subsequently the driver kill another motorist. The law enforcement agency acted negligently to protect the public and can be sued under the FCTA. Security agencies that do not conduct background investigations before hiring employees and act negligently on the field are responsible for their actions and can be pursued in court under the FCTA. Any organization always uses risk related techniques to protect the civil liability.
Crime will always be around, and law officials have the duty to catch criminals based on facts, not the color of the skin. In the criminal justice system, police look at neighborhoods, social status, and arrest made on individuals, which may lead to why law enforcement may choose someone of a crime. Disparity and discrimination will be defined and compared as it pertains to law enforcement. Disparity Disparity is “the condition or fact or being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference” (Wordnik, 2010 p.1). Disparity is not always associated with discrimination, but race, ethnicity, gender or employment may have some part of discrimination.
The chain of custody, if done properly, is proof to the court that the evidence in front of them is the same evidence that was collected at the crime scene. “The tagging, labeling and marking of the evidence adds credibility and control to our ability to identifying the item. “ (Byrd) The policy will affect everyone involved in the case. If the chain of custody is broken the suspect may get away with the crime because the evidence had to be thrown out. It would give the law enforcement personnel a bad name or rap because he or she broke the policy.
If the person is arrested on suspicious of the murder that would be clearly obvious that the person wouldn’t get the bail, as that person could try to run away also could attempt more murders or even self-harmed. If the person if suspected on something that is not serious for example battery then the person could get a condition bail. Conditional bail is when the suspect person gets some restrictions like; not allowed to go to particular places or have to keep away from victims. Mainly CPS decides whether to grant or deny the bail. A police office officer has the right to grant or deny the bail.
Basic rights are protected by criminal law. Once a person is convicted of committing a crime, those basic rights are taken away. Also, once the crime rate has gone up, or there are too many people doing the same crimes, for example gun violence, our basic rights can be changed and altered, so there are restrictions on the basic rights of citizens. The police and law enforcement systems are required to enforce criminal law. If any citizen tries to misuse his or her basic rights, or take away other citizens, law enforcement is required to take action on it.
The high likelihood of detection by the police, and the deterrent effects of punishment have been seen as forms of crime prevention. But the traditional criminal justice agencies have prevention as a sort of side effect or unintended consequence of their main aim of detection and punishment. And they are, as we have seen in previous lectures, not that efficient. Specific measures aimed at preventing crime have always been around in an everyday sense. Families, schools and communities disapprove of crime and this acts as a form of 'informal social control' People lock their doors and windows against burglars, and perhaps avoid badly lit areas, or certain parts of town, with the intention of reducing the likelihood of victimisation.