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).
According to "Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority Making Life Safer" (2007), "the educational opportunities that exist in modern day, the availability of these educational opportunities and the liability problems that exist as a result of not having professionally trained individuals working private security is almost prominent.” Private security companies that are relatively large, are now starting to recognize the significance of having officers that are better trained and the growing level of professionalism for their security officers to have for the solitary purpose of creating contracts and in order to compete against public police officers. In addition, public police officers are given their salaries from the tax payer's dollars and are upheld by strong unions. This being said, public police officers are more so than not held responsible for their dealings as an individual. On the other hand, private security officers, can usually steer clear of most serious liability issues like law suits that are
In addition, it is not uncommon to observe police officers working part-time jobs with private security officials in order to safeguard valuable assets. Certain jurisdictions throughout the States, have giving special private security officers arrest powers as a result of the lack of public security officers available. One major difference that has been slowly but steadily changing is the mandatory training required for both the public and private security officers. The training and education a public police officer must complete in order to be hired by any department, is on average far more in-depth than that of a private security officer who usually is forced to submit to a standard drug test and a basic back ground criminal investigation check. But the educational opportunities that exist in modern day, the availability of these educational opportunities and the
Police are said to have a “we-they or us-them” worldview. This in-group, we (police) v. they (civilians). Solidarity is associated with the idea of police subculture, but in practice the more general term culture is commonly used to describe everything police share in common. Not many have an accurate understanding of what police officers go through while working in high stress and dangerous environments. Police officers are taken for granted and people rarely think of the personal, mental, and physical sacrifices that police make in order to protect our community.
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.
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.
The public believe and have great confidence in the Magistrates system. Studies in 2000 and 2001 suggests that the public would neither understand or support any moves to lesson the role of key Magistrates, who are seen as an example of active citizenship within the criminal justice system. Comparatively, few Magistrates’ decisions, and many of appeals are against sentence rather than finding of guilt. Overall, we can see that the advantages have helped improve the criminal justice system and save money. These advantages help us to understand that lay Magistrates are better than professional judges as they are able to represent clear public values in order to give fair
Marisol Pantoja PS502-01: Ethics and Standards of Professional Psychology Kaplan University Professor: Debra Evans-Rhodes In the Criminal Justice field there is a major concern with people lying and stealing on the job. Having to be around a lot of different situations many people would assume that because you are in the legal field you should know your guidelines and standards. Most people do not fall into stealing because it’s a need some people do it because they are full of greed. People in the law enforcement agency you would assume that they are financially set. Starting a new job you are not aware of what is going on with the department.
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
Police Agencies Roles and Functions University of Phoenix Police agencies have various functions that they perform. These functions include arresting criminals, interrogating individuals, patrolling neighborhoods, enforcing multiple laws set forth by the government, ministry of presence, and serving and protecting the community. Law enforcement in the United States is a complex establishment that is comprised of three levels; local, state, and federal agencies. Each level has their own jurisdiction and laws to uphold which means that the tasks performed at each level are different. If the responsibilities were limited in the community it would result in more chaos and more crime, and people would no longer seek police assistance.