You will be called upon to resolve conflicts of many types; this must be done through impartial enforcement of the law, not through imposition of judgment or punishment. Victims, witnesses, and all others deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion. Offer details as to why these traits are important and how they enhance law enforcement? Ideal traits are bravery and strong will. Responsibilities of a police officer are varied, and may differ greatly from within one political context to another.
Advancing this organizational culture will encourage police officers to act in a manner consistent with the high trust we vest in this vocation. Justice, Truthfulness and Good Loyalty have been defined by the great Philosophers throughout history and should all be incorporated into the decision-making process of police leaders. Police play an important role in the maintenance of our democratic society. This role compels police officers to maintain high ethical standards of conduct. Police must protect the rights of citizens, yet are charged with restricting the rights of suspects in the furtherance of society’s good.
It would be nearly impossible and not very wise to do so. Emile theorized that crime set moral boundaries in any and all societies. It is a common knowledge for most humans to know the difference between what is right and what is wrong. The laws set up by different governing systems in each society enforce what is right and what is wrong by having consequences and fulfilling those with punishments for rules that are broken. When crimes are committed, the consequences of those actions are enforced by the law and show the public what can happen to criminals.
Analysis and Application: Police Encounters with Suspects and Evidence CJ227: Criminal Procedure Heather D. Jorgenson Kaplan University Police Encounters with Suspects and Evidence “On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution my community and the agency I serve.” Unfortunately in this day and age moral standards have fallen far below what was once considered normal. Behavior considered intolerable in past times have become acceptable in society today. This decrease in moral standard has made it difficult for people to adhere and demonstrate ethical behavior at all times.
However, this is not what happens. There are officers out there that break the law just as much as some criminals. They are paid to enforce the laws but how is it fair if they are not enforcing the laws themselves? It is not. The first step to corruption is using the wrong factors when they make decisions.
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. •As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice (Policecodes, 2012). •I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty (Policecodes, 2012).
Ethnicity and the Police By CJA344 The police department is leaving a bad impression in many minority communities, because of the corruption and brutality that comes from the police patrolling the areas. The police should leave a positive impression with the communities that they serve, this way the police will be able to ask the community for help when needed. There are a few people in the community that speak highly of the police because they have good experiences with the police and have positive opinions of the police and are more freely to cooperate with the police department. Lack of community support to the police force can lead to more crimes in the communities, as a result of the community the police can be less likely to work up to their full potential. “When crime rate goes up there is a further dip in the public perception of the police resulting in a greater antagonism towards the police on the part of the public “(1985).
Our country has recently witnessed a large amount of police misconduct, and the murders of innocent people. It is important for police officers to treat all people and situations fairly, and only act with force if that is their only option instead of because they feel they are above the law. Police officers should be mindful of the life they live, and how to live without causing incidents that will make themselves and the police force look bad. It is very important to live by the code of ethics at work as well as away from work. It is sad that because of police misconduct people lose trust in police officers, and teach younger generations that all police are bad when they are not.
Victims of violent crime and the families of victims need care, compassion and support. They need to know that they are not in danger from the person who has attacked them. What they don't need, and what society shouldn't encourage them to seek, is vengeance. Executing a murderer will not bring back the departed loved one and any emotional satisfaction gained is likely to be short lived and will not wipe
Three elements identify police corruption 1) The behaviour must be forbidden by law, rule, regulation and ethical standard. 2) The behaviour must involve the misuse of the officers’ official position i.e. if the officer fails to do something he or she is supposed to do or does something against what he or she is supposed to. 3) The reward for corrupt acts should be money or money’s worth. Once an officer is involved in any type of form of corruption it can interfere with the police officer’s performance.