The Use of Police Force: Expand It, Reduce It, or Eliminate It? Everyone has made an encounter with police. Whether it is due to a traffic violation you committed or it being a time when you feared for your life because someone broke into your house. Any time when the police have to get involved in a situation, it is the use of police force. The use of police force is highly important and can make a huge difference in society.
The punishment is also given based on whether the driver is a new or learning driver or if the driver is fully licensed. Newer drivers are punished more severely as the need for education and correction is essential and urgent. However, this system targets every driver on the road and is used to promote safe driving practice towards any driver on the road. In conclusion, the Ontario Regulation 455/07 and the Demerit Points System are two important documents that every driver must follow in order to insure security on the road. Can you imagine what the roads would be without these regulations and system?
An integral component to the infrastructure of government is law enforcement. In recent years, police actions, particularly police abuse has come into view of a wide, public and critical eye. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who are supposed to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and recovery of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens’ rights are taken advantage of by the police.
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. The police are subject to moral temptations that can affect the way a job is done, the temptations can outweigh their paycheck this is a difficult position for any officer. The police deals with major drug dealing, gang bangers even white collar
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
Criminal profiling has come a long way and still needs a lot of improvement. Racial profiling remains unacceptable and is being taken very seriously by police agencies. Surveys prove that many police officers used racial profiling in routine traffic stops and the community started taking notice. Since then the agencies have begun to make some changes. Criminal profiling, psychological profiling, and basic
Running Header: Police Discretion 1 CRIJ 2338 Police Systems and Practices August 13, 2015 Running Header: Police Discretion 2 With the extremely complex nature of police work in today’s society, police discretion is defined as an official action that is taken by a police officer in which they use their own individual judgment to decide the best course of action, and to where the officer will take the course of action he has chosen (Walker &Katz, 2005). These decisions and actions can be used for example in issuing a warning, wether or not to take a report of incident, and wether or not to arrest an individual. Police discretion allows the officer to bring their knowledge, skill, and insight to the the investigation and
Criminal investigations are usually responsible for the collection of information about crime potentials. Detectives who investigate crime will talk to people- victims, suspects, witnesses- then they have to identify the nature of cases and collect sufficiently evidence to arrest and prosecute suspects with reasonable likelihood of conviction. Detectives also deal with a lot of paperwork. The third big job that police undertake is the regulation of motor-vehicle traffic. The traffic police accounts for about 10% of officers.
Police departments’ effectiveness depends on its organization. Local police are assigned to areas, also known as beats, with the responsibility of maintaining order, ensuring that the law is upheld, and providing needed assistance to citizens. If communities are going to be safe to live in, then the police department must be well organized. As we continue to experience an increase in crime, police organization becomes more and more important, as it determines the police department’s effectiveness. One of the advantages of patrolling is that it gives potential criminals the fear of being caught in the act and citizens the peace of knowing that they are being protected against crime.
Keeping the peace means providing a presence at known trouble hot spots for example city centres. A police officer will also investigate allegations of any offence that is put before them. They will use good operational knowledge to decipher if the allegations are genuine and if so, they will report the crime and have it investigated. The police also provide high visibility policing to major events like football matches etc in order to prevent incidents of any criminality. Many police services also set local priorities which largely depend on the needs of their particular area for example, the police service in rural may have a very different set of problems from police services in urban areas.