City police provide patrol and enforce the law within the city limits. State police organizations enforce laws established in the state Penal Code. County Sheriffs include county mandates and city police enforce both county mandates and city ordinances (Walker & Katz, 2008). City police comprise an element into the organizational structure of municipal, state and federal government system. Police interact with the private lives of citizens on a daily basis.
Gathering Research Data Paper CJA-334 December 4, 2011 Gathering Research Data Paper A law enforcement officer or also known as police officer is an employee in the public sector which has to do with enforcing the law in a community. Duties that pertain to a police officer include maintaining order, preventing crime, and keeping our citizens safe from crime. Some police officers may also be trained in special areas such as child protection services and counter terrorism. In different city and states, police officers differ when it comes to appearances, and possible rules and regulations, but never the less their duties are similar. It is not easy being a police officer and most of time it can be dangerous.
The criminal justice system is set up by the government to control crime and be able to discipline those who break the crime in many different ways, some harsher than other crimes. For the most part the Criminal Justice system has 5 different components. The criminal justice works in different way depending on the jurisdiction that’s in charge; there are state, federal, tribal government or military installation, county, and city. However, different jurisdictions have different, agencies, laws, and ways to manage criminal justice process. The two main systems are State and Federal.
There are differences that exist between the government and the local authorities. Government officials at the federal level such as the FBI, DEA, and many others can look into crimes on anyone in the United States. Where a state trooper can only take care of their own state and a local authority can only deal with their own city. At the federal level, Congress decides on tax cuts and how things will operate throughout the United States. At times the government even sets laws that local and county officers must abide by and apply them equally to everyone even though they may not agree with them.
Drivers are arrested daily, some being first time offenders while many are repeat offenders. Although laws differ from state to state here is a typical routine facing repeat offenders “Getting an attorney in hopes of getting a reduced a reduced sentence or pleading to a reduced charge is a waste of time and money in many states. The penalties that the judge must impose are mandated by state law. In some states even first offenders may be facing license suspensions and a weekend in jail” is quite lenient in my opinion. “Many states have passed a Habitual violator law, which provide felony penalties for three Dui convictions.
April 7, 2013 Introduction to Ethics and Criminal Justice Critical Thinking Questions/Discussion Questions How Should the Law Be Enforced? At the city and town level, laws are enforced by the local, or municipal, police. At the state level, laws are enforced by State Police, or a Highway Patrol. At the federal level, the whole country, the FBI and CIA take care of enforcing laws. If you're arrested, there's a good chance you'll go to court.
These relationships can consist of members of an organization and local street thugs, or business owners and members of the organization. The organizations themselves are structured similarly to our military consisting of foot soldiers who usually do the grunt work, sergeant of arms, lieutenants, to captains, to generals. The organizations actually utilize these titles as well to identify certain members and their standing ranks within the organization. • Describe the legal limitations associated with combating organized crime, including a critique of major federal laws and strategies that support this effort. • Suggest a realistic solution to control organized crime by discussing and evaluating the effectiveness of organized crime prosecutions.
The current El Paso Police Department is a prime example. A recent slew of investigations by local news stations in the Sun City revealed several “corrupt” cops who had overstepped their boundaries, or had hidden behind their badge to commit crimes. And sometimes, that “thin blue line”, as one officer called it, can divide an entire community— or even a police force. “There will be corruption everywhere you go, but of course it depends on the city that you are in,” Officer Doe said, as he drove through the city. “We are human too.
The very nature of police of criminal investigation in and of itself fosters and causes police discretion. The biggest advantages of police discretion is the interpretation of the law. Running Header: Police Discretion 3 Criminal law “has attempted to establish those forms of conduct which its members desire to be declared criminal” (Goldstein 1977). These laws are so many time written in very broad terms that vaguely define crimes which leaves the individual officer to decide if the criminal activity they are investigating meets the elements of the criminal code and to which extent. The written law simply does not cover all aspects of behavior that police officers will encounter (Wortley, 2003).
To answer the question, many things are done daily to prevent police brutality. Nearly every case of police brutality presents a legal dynamic of related but separate civil and criminal cases. Once a citizen claims police abuse, there is almost always a contradictory allegation by the police accusing the citizen of being the initial aggressor and primary criminal actor against the police. (Lawson T.F. 2013) Police often blame the victim of police brutality when accused of being too brutal with their use of force.