Conservatism I see as a one track mind, and not open to other possibilities. A police officer that uses his mind in such a way can be lead to being prejudice when approaching justice, or be lead to target on single racial community in the area. In other ways it can lead to certain way he performs his job. He could either be a rule breaker or not want stir away from the rule book. This can also tie into cynicism, in ways that a police officer can approach his job in a cynical way.
Officers must use the minimum amount of force necessary when trying to contain a suspect, but that is not always the case. Some officers are seen abusing their power and using excessive force when it is not necessary. How do we determine when the officers have gone over board and it is now police brutality, where do we draw the line? Police brutality is when an officer intentionally uses excessive
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. Sometimes, a suspect is apprehended at the scene; however, identification of a suspect sometimes requires an extensive investigation. Often, no one is identified or apprehended. In some instances, a suspect is arrested and later the police determine that no crime was committed and the suspect is released. (Bureau of Justice Statistics) If the justice system fails then any crime can be committed such as rape, burglary, murder, driving under the influence, etc.
Responsibilities of different uniformed public services In this assignment I will be looking at the main responsibilities of two public services the police and the army. I will also be looking at the performance indicators and what they do on a daily basis. Police The responsibilities of a police officer are often extremely broad. Although their main responsibilities are usually keeping the peace, enforcing the law, protecting the public and property, and the prevention and detection of crimes, officers are usually expected to be able to respond in some fashion to a wide variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty. The actual purpose of the police in theory is to deter crime before it happens.
Police Powers Stop and question It’s one of the basic powers that police have. They can stop you at any time and ask you what you are doing here and why you are in this area or where you are going to. However you don’t have to answer any of those questions. Stop and search This is one of the most important powers of the police force and those include stopping persons and vehicles if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that you are carrying for example illegal drugs, a weapon or something that could be used in committing a crime. You can also be searched without ‘reasonable grounds’ if it has been approved by a senior officer and this can happen if you’re suspected of being in a specific location or area and if you’re carrying a weapon or have used one.
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.
At the risk of putting others in harm’s way or jeopardizing other’s lives, police and investigators breech a person’s private matters and make sure that no one else will be harmed. They also do this to receive the proper information and not be based off of others actions or words. When they search into a person’s information, things they may search for are implied actions that will harm someone else or a mass of people, plans for a criminal act, other people involved, and what they person or people are thinking of doing. They may search these things by investigating the person directly, talking to others that surround the person, talking and investigating the family, and looking into a person’s past history. By looking into ones history and private
The police are occasionally called upon to force unpopular laws while attempting to foster or maintain public support (Wrobleski & Hess, 2006).” How the police balance these concerns often determines the quality of the relationship that they have with the public. The actions of individual police officers (the use of excessive force), or policies enacted by a department that emphasize the coercive legal authority of the police (zero tolerance policing) may jeopardize public satisfaction. In addition, “the quality of police and community relations often contributes to the ability of the police to accomplish goals of public safety (Wrobleski & Hess, 2006).” When the public is satisfied with and has confidence in the police, they are more likely to contribute information that may assist the police in solving crimes. When community residents trust the police, they are more willing to work collaboratively with the police to make improvements to neighborhoods. Therefore, there are very real and
Law enforcement officers need to uphold the law in order to enforce it, so police officers must have a strong sense of right and wrong and they must generally exhibit and encourage good behavior to the public. This sense of right and wrong and the desire to do good in the community is perhaps the most important trait a police officer needs to have. Police officers often find themselves in high-stress, volatile situations. At the other end of the spectrum, they deal with a lot of mundane, routine patrols. They deal with dishonest and dangerous people, and also victimized and abused people.
Reaching in the wrong direction or failing to comply promptly with a police order could result in physical force or even death. Officer to Officer * Verbal communication between officers is very important to inform other officers of information that has already been learned at the scene of a crime. This saves time as help arrives to have the officers communicate sometimes by radio to gather all known