“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). Peacemaking is the basic duty of the police force; if police is caught doing things that is not ethical in the community eyes the situation in the community will not change. The public perception of the police is the criminal justice system should work on the factors that cause the public to lower their trust in the way police treats their communities. Making better police in the community can result if there is better cooperation from the criminal justice system. The way police handles combating crime and brutality most attempts to redeem police image would involve education for both public and the police on the effectiveness crime control measures.
It's clear that in every single case police officers are overreacting. But the question here is: Is it because of racism? The chairman of the police union Washington D.C. says that deadly use of force where race is a factor does not equal racism. Furthermore the debate is about the punishment of Slager. If the fault is not on the police, Slager has to be punished.
When police officers are involved in situations like this they must be held accountable, as the job is to help and assist and once they have violated that that they should not be able to hold a badge and gun. The same punishment that a person would get for hitting a police officer should be mirrored for them. Holding police officers to a higher standard is not wrong and should be done throughout
2013) Police often blame the victim of police brutality when accused of being too brutal with their use of force. With this as a common issue, police departments across the United States have decided to fight against that statistic. Many times, when a police officer is accused of police brutality, they are immediately put on suspension. Within the terms of their suspension, either an outside agency or internal affairs department does an investigation determining what may have happened. This would typically include interviewing potential witnesses, determining what happened, and putting the pieces together.
Usually if not always the people who deserve to be held accountable by the brutal violation of human rights getaway from the due punishment and continue to do their foul crimes (Collins 1). The brutality of police officers believes that the Sean Bell case was just another case that could be included in the long list of the murders that were carried out by these people who are supposed to be serving and protecting human rights (Collins 1). The murder of Sean Bell stirred the rage of many people, especially the Black community against the New York police department. Sean's case was more evidence of the system that denied justice to the rightful people. Everything started in the early morning hours on Saturday, November 25, 2006.
Police have two types of perceptions of the police mission, either a crime fighter or public servant. Police perception of themselves as crime fighters leads to certain decisions in their use of force, definition of duty, and their use of deception. If one views police as crime fighters these assumptions may include; criminals are the enemy and are different from good people, the police are the arm that fights the enemy using any means to get the job done, good people accept and understand that police are in a war and must be allowed deference in their decision making because they are the experts and only they know the enemy. The book states the definition of public servants as “professionals who are paid by the public and whose jobs entail pursuing the public good. If one views police as public servants, other assumptions include; criminals are people too just like the rest of us they shop, pay taxes, and have a family, police have limited ability to affect crime rates because the history of law enforcement originates in order maintenance, not crime control, and lastly they assume that police as public servants serve all people, including criminals meaning to not judge on decisions about an individual not being able to receive services.
Cang Truong Period 2 English 2A Masks of society Being a Police Officer is mask of society, because it allows him/her to justify the means for his/her’s evil deeds. For example, if an ordinary civilian were to try to commit an evil, barbaric action, they would be chastised heavily. As a police officer however, you can commit any sort of barbaric, savage action, and get away with it. As a police officer, you are even handed the weapons needed to commit these heinous crimes, and an ample amount of excuses and privileges. Police officers command authority, and most of the things that police officers do aren’t chastised or critiqued by others.
Have you ever looked around and thought every police officer you saw was corrupt. Or just the opposite that every officer you saw was just one of the best. Well I believe that most likely you were thinking every officer was corrupt. I believe this is because the negative actions of some police affect the image of the entire police force more than the positive actions. I believe this first because when something negative is said in an article or news report the author does not sought out the officer who did the negative action they just simply say the name of the police force.
Essay – Police gratuities Police gratuities raise the question whether it is an unethical practice by police. There is growing public concern in the community when police are offered and accepting police gratuities. Also whether or not police should say ‘no’ to gratuities as it can lead to more serious unethical decisions made by police. Police gratuities is when a gift, remuneration, benefit, allowance, fee subsidy, consideration, free service or entertainment is given from a company, organisation or person to a serving police officer, as a way of attracting police to the company for their presence of safety and protection. Police gratuities can also be as a comfortable gesture to police while on policing duties, such as a cup of tea at a victim’s house.
| Checkpoint | Issues in Policing | CJS/210 Prof. Beeler | Karen Spangler | 10/26/2012 | The issues that face law enforcement agencies today are ethics and corruption, profiling, and the use of force, within police departments. Police officers must adhere to a higher standard of ethics because of the amount of power that the uniform and badge that they wear holds. It is when an officer uses and abuses this power to their advantage or gain, that it becomes a problem. The saying, "a few bad apples spoils the bunch", is apropos when referring to police corruption. Profiling is when law enforcement inappropriately considers a person's race or ethnicity when deciding how and if they are going to interact with a person in an enforcement