Though the methods and technology has changed policing at its very core is about the community Sir Thomas Peel the Father of Modern Policing stated, “The police are the public and the public are the police”. Therefore to have an understanding about law enforcement and the challenges that they face one must have a clear understanding about the community that a law enforcement officer serves in. Each town, city, county and state have their own ecosystem and one would be hard pressed to believe the tactic that work well in one community could be applied across the board to other communities. At its root the profession of policing is about understanding the language your community and environment speaks. There are many inherent dangers and issues involved in policing and in this paper we will examine a few of the issues law enforcement officers face.
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.
This is a pivotal part in terms of maintain the functioning of society and to ensure that people don’t go around breaking laws wherever and whenever they want. The criminal justice system is therefore a central part of society and without is society would quickly deteriorate into chaos. There are however a number of issues in the criminal justice system. Some of these issues include false convictions and bias within the courtroom. The tutorial discussion this week was essentially discussing how the system operates and some of the flaws within the system such as false convictions which come about through human error or in extreme cases racial bias (Alberto F. Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara, 2011).
While criminals get more creative, the criminal justice system and forensic science specialists have to update the techniques and tools that are used while obtaining evidence for the new crimes. Furthermore, medicine and technology are vital tools for the forensic science department to use to help explain the actions of the criminal. Using the results of the crimes is essential for law enforcement agents because they are given the power to help convict an individual as well as the prevention of future crimes. Importance of Forensic Science to Policing, Court Processes and Security Efforts Forensic science plays a vital role in criminal
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
There is no doubt that policing practices must evolve with the times and situations. This paper explores a number of circumstances that influence such practices. First, it describes how terrorist activities within the US since the September 11th attacks have changed policing strategy. Specifically, it addresses the issues of how law enforcement agencies at multiple levels have experienced difficulty with data sharing and access, and how such practices influence the civil liberties of individuals within our society. Second, the role of social stigma in policing is addressed in terms of its influences on the vicious cycle of police corruption and police abuse of force.
After participating in the CJi interactive exercises I learned that the history of policing is much different from the policing in modern day today. There are different eras to describe American policing such as Political, Reform, and Community era, all of which had different characteristics, responsibilities, and ways to protect the community. Each era also gives details about the past proving how far policing has come and how much policing has evolved over the years. There are people such as Sir Robert Peel, August Vollmer, and others to credit for how we got where we are today in terms of policing. The US government also plays a role in the policing world which at times can cause chaos and make life a little smoother.
Introduction Official crime statistics (OCS) are widely used and commonly accepted by the media and the public since it is published by different enforcement agencies. It is mainly generated by police at different stages in the criminal justice process including arrest, prosecution, conviction, imprisonment, and parole (Jupp, 1989). Therefore, most of us will perceive it as ‘hard facts’. However, it is just part of the truth. As OCS is social construct, different actors involved in constructing the figures to distort the reality of crime.
Technology and Communication Paper Antonio Gayler CJA/304 May 29, 2013 Hal Reed Technology and Communication Paper Technology today has something to tell us and it does so in so many different and adverse ways. In todays wired world there have been many changes in the way news and information are delivered and received. The development of technology has had a considerable impact on the criminal justice system and the different types of specialized databases have enhanced the way law enforcement agencies acquire information in their fight to maintain justice. We will talk about a couple different systems used by law enforcement agencies today and their effect on the communication among agencies in their battle against crime. Technology
| Unit 1 SO0752A | Introduction to Crime and Deviance | | | | | “Why is it important to understand what constitutes crime?” | In the 21st century it is important for a variety of reasons to understand what constitutes crime. Not only does it broaden the criminological imagination but it allows you to questions the stereotypical images of crime presented to us on a daily basis through the media. We can also gain a more insightful understanding of the problem of crime. For many crime is seen as an act that breaks the law. According to Tappan’s (1947 p.100, quoted in Muncie et al 2010 p.4) “crime is an intentional act in violation of criminal law (statutory or case law), committed without defence or excuse and penalised by the state as a felony or misdemeanour”.