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).
I will also discuss what and how citizens’ rights are taken advantage of by the police. Some measures necessary to protect ourselves from police taking advantage of their positions as law enforcement officers with greater permissive rights than private citizens. All citizens must take affirmative actions from physical brutality, rights violations, and information abuse. Police brutality is one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in Kenya and it occurs in every community. The job of a police officer is to maintain public order, prevent, and detect crime.
Do Your Job, Enforce The Law In this day and age, it is common to witness law enforcement officers break the law to do their job. How do citizens trust law enforcement agencies to enforce the law when the officers themselves cannot follow the law? A significant amount of citizens hear of law enforcement agencies breaking the law and abusing their power in the line of duty. This strategy is unprofessional and in fact discredits the watchmen of the United States of America. Any form of law enforcement is supposed to set and lead by example for the people.
Courts exist only to prosecute the criminals to the full extent of the law. One can be sentenced to jail time, pay a fines, probation and even humiliation in front of the public eye. These types of sentences are used to teach the criminal a lesson and to show them that committing any type of crime is against the law. Everyone must obey the criminal laws. That is why they were put into effect, because anyone that doesn’t obey them is punished to the full extent of the law.
City police officers are responsible for maintaining order, responding to emergency calls, and dealing with violence, and serious crime. Grant and Terry (2008), suggest that local agencies also take part in processing fingerprints, preventing and deterring crime, investigating violent crimes and property crimes and enforcing traffic laws. County Sheriffs have unique roles because they serve law enforcement (patrolling and investigating crimes), courts (Serving subpoenas and providing security for the courts), and corrections in that they maintain the county jails. The coroner or medical examiner’s roles vary as well because they investigate crime scenes; they conduct autopsies, and determine the
Crime will always be committed as police are not always looking over people’s shoulders to ensure people will not break the law. With the help of citizens who see crime happening and reporting it helps the justice system ensure citizen’s safety. “The justice system does not respond to most crime because so much crime is not discovered or reported to the police. Law enforcement agencies learn about crime from the reports of victims or other citizens, from discovery by a police officer in the field, from informants, or from investigative and intelligence work. Once a law enforcement agency has established that a crime has been committed, a suspect must be identified and apprehended for the case to proceed through the system.
Police Corruption and Misconduct All over the world many police officers abuse the power they are given. In general the job of police is to protect and serve its citizens, to keep them from harm. But instead there are many officers who do the opposite. According to Pollock (2010), “police corruption does not occur just in the United States” (p. 175). In general, the police comes into contact more often with citizens then any other government official.
Police brutality is an ironic phenomenon. It is the job of the police to keep citizens safe. Yet, too often in the history of the New York Police Department, the very police officers assigned to protect the citizens engaged instead in acts of brutality against them. This paper looks at the history of police brutality in New York City, as well as the racial overtones that often accompanied it. Police brutality in New York is as old as the New York Police Department.
While verbal communication can be prepared and even practiced, non verbal communication is usually involuntary. Non verbal communication, also known as, body language can be very telling of what the speaker actually means to say, or how the speaker feels about what is being said no matter how hard it is tried to be concealed. Public speaking is an inevitable duty of those working in the criminal justice field. When some crimes are committed, the media can latch on to the story and not let go. The media has been known to work side by side in helping the police departments, but it has also been known to work against those in law enforcement.
They wanted the glass ceiling destroyed. They wanted to be recognized as equal to their male counterparts. And for the most part, their protesting was legal and lacked a criminal element. Some women did get in trouble for setting fires in public places when they chose to burn their bras. But overwhelmingly, the crimes were petty and many believed police officers only arrested them to give the local news media a show.