The job of a law enforcement officer is not easy. He must make rational decisions using taught police tactics and his discretion. Modern law enforcement officers have become more proficient and effective to protect and fight against crime. However, the foundation of modern law enforcement operations, are based on early policing principles. In this paper, the writer will discuss how the historic development of law enforcement policing in the United States relates to the current relationship between law enforcement and race, ethnic groups, and social classes.
As a result, the police department and other city agencies now apply resources more efficiently to these fragile neighborhoods, ultimately preventing crime (p.1). The notion of predictive policing is attracting increasing attention from law enforcement agencies around the country as departments struggle to fight crime at a time when budgets are being slashed (Goode, 2011,p.1). Predicting crime with computer programs is in some ways a natural outgrowth of the technology that companies like Wal-Mart now use routinely to predict the buying habits of customers, said Scott Dickson, a crime analyst for the police department in Killeen, Texas (p.1). Efforts to systematically anticipate when and where crimes will occur are being tried out in several cities. The Chicago Police Department, for example, created a predictive analytics unit last year
Some principles that serve as a traditional model for police forces today are public the accessible headquarters, having a central location and using crime rates to determine the effectiveness of policing. Law enforcement in America began to utilize and implement ideas in order to establish a much better rapport with the American citizens. One of their first means was that of adding professionalism to law enforcement. In doing so, they created new state police organizations because of many corruptive one that were misleading, dishonorable, and not a “fan” for the citizens they were supposed to be protecting. Because of this vast change, police really sought out to change the personified image of law enforcement as a collective whole (Lentz & Chaires, 2007).
This example is a typical instance in which a crime committed many years ago has been re-invented to suit the nature of the century. New methods of policing, protection and regulating have been introduced, making crimes much harder to commit – Therefore, the crimes have been altered to suit the new changes. Another reason as to why crime hasn’t changed to an extremity over the past 200 years is because the same crimes can now be committed via new technology. Since the invention of the computer, cell phone and other every-day technologies, the public are now more convenient to trick and fraud. For instance, impersonating a person in order to steal a substantial amount of money from them has been a common crime for hundreds of years.
However, Governor Jan Brewer took on the illegal immigration issue to a whole new level by signing the “nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration into law”, as it was put by the NAACP (“Put an end to Racial Profiling”). This bill is known as the Senate Bill 1070 which aims to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants. The Senate Bill 1070 would require that all who are immigrants must carry their papers at all times or they would be subject to a misdemeanor, while also giving cops the power to detain those they believe are immigrants. This however,
They said “we can not guarantee that abuse like that uncovered in Winterbourne View will never take place, but we now have better systems and new ways of working that makes us much stronger” this has resulted in CQC being able to recruit an extra 229 inspectors so that they can check on services more frequently. CQC now carry out more unannounced inspections of high risk services similar to Winterbourne View. They now have a specialist team in CQC that take whistleblowing calls to ensure that each one is tracked and chased until it is
There have been many arguments as to is there a way that this can be stopped, but according to the book A Prejudice Nation by Thomas Newman we are A nation that has been derived from prejudices and it is now too late to stop it. It has now been programmed in the brain. Even those of us who try to refrain from prejudging people cannot because it is apart of who we are. An example of this is when the young cop picks up Larenz Tate off the side of the road he tries to keep an open – mind and remain optimistic about Larenz Tate, but as soon as he reaches into his coat the cop fires his weapon thinking that Larenz Tate is reaching for a weapon of his own. A survey conducted by the California Diversity Department at the University of California states 89% of people surveyed admitted to being prejudice.
Tasers in Law Enforcement I. Thesis- Tasers are an effective non-lethal weapon that needs to be used in Law Enforcement. II. Tasers have become more popular and more frequently used as the demand for non-lethal weapons has increased greatly since its introduction in 1998. With this demand, Taser sales have sky-rocketed thanks to the innovative technology from TASER International. With the Taser becoming increasingly popular with law enforcement agencies around the world, individuals have begun forming opinions about the device, mostly regarding injuries sustained from being tased.
Not Needed: Strict Gun Control Laws Many people today think we need to have stricter laws about gun control, and although many crimes are committed in the United States every day, they are committed by using various instruments to carry out these wrongdoings. One such weapon is the firearm, and laws have been enacted to reduce the sale of such weapons to the scofflaws, and protect the law-abiding citizen for some time. Some people believe the laws in effect now don’t do enough to keep the guns out of criminal’s hands. The problem is these people don’t follow the law, so they go behind the scenes to purchase these weapons, and then use them against the law-abiding citizens these laws were passed to protect. The gun control laws in this country
Another change that affects the future of Policing functions is technology. Each day technology is changing and becoming more advanced. They went from not being able to do advanced things such as tracking someone on their cellphone to being able to pinpoint location from crimes because they are using GPS and trackers installed in the phone. Technology is changing but it is not always an easy change for people to go through. Making sure that police officers are trained on how to use the new technology is also very