• Police Harrassment Harassment Abuse Minorities
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    Police Harassment Thesis: Police harassment can happen to anyone at anytime, not only to minorities. I. What is police harassment A. Problems B. Police Shootings II. Who gets harassed A. Teens 1. Reasons for harassment 2. Examples B. Minorities 1. Reasons for harassment 2. Examples III. Dealing with harassment A. If you are questioned B. Search and seizure C. If you are arrested IV. Conclusion Police Harassment The first step in fighting police harassment is setting realistic hopes. No single...
  • Police Discretion Officer Time Situation
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    In this paper, I will be writing about Police Discretion. I will start by defining Police Discretion then briefly discuss the use in domestic disturbances, minor misdemeanors, and traffic enforcement. I will also discuss the application of police discretion, the provisions it uses and how it is currently practiced. At the end of these brief descriptions, I will then present the myth that exists in regards to police discretion. And finally, I will end this paper with my personal opinion as well ...
  • Police Officer Policemen Officers People
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    Police Officer Its two o' clock in the morning. You wake up to the sound of a drug-addict vandalizing a mobile home. When this happens, who do you call? Not your mother, but the cops. The typical cop faces this situation on a regular basis. A policemen's life is far from Hollywood; it is quite difficult to work where most people don't acknowledge your life or job. Most people think of policemen as a nuisance, but cops are much more than that; they save lives. Policemen keep the peace, enforce l...
  • Police Brutality Amnesty International
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    Police Brutality When one thinks of police misconduct many not too distant stories might go through our heads. Most adults will remember how they felt when they saw the brutal beating of Rodney King on their local news station; or the outrage they experienced when they heard that the evidence in the OJ Simpson trial had been tampered with. But thanks to new guidelines, procedures and even civilian groups who now "police" the police, instances of police misconduct may soon start seeing a decline....
  • Racial Profiling Police Officers People
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    Lovely, Greg Racial Profiling/Police Officers Racial profiling, the act of categorizing, the targeting of a particular group of culture with a view towards labeling those individuals law enforcers believe are engaged in illegal activities. Does Racial Profiling still exist today "He would kill me if I was the one going to the newspapers." Words said by a newspaper editor threatened to death by Chicago Police officers. In today s society many minorities are faced with racists police officers all ...
  • Community Policing Police Department
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    The most efficient way to reduce crime is to unite the police department with the community it serves. The police alone can not prevent crime and need to summons the assistance of its citizens. Without community policing, much of the police response ends up being reactive instead of proactive. We always look at statistics in a way that shows reactive status, but proactive status can not be figured into account. Some programs of community policing are bicycle, foot, and mounted patrol. Others may...
  • History Of Police Corruption
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    History of Police Corruption in the United States The challenges facing the Chicago Police Department today are not new, nor are they unique to this city. The problem reaches back as far as the establishment of the first organized police forces in the United States. Corruption has taken many forms and has continued to plague the police departments of nearly every major city. Police corruption may change form over time, but its roots are firmly planted in American history. In The Development of t...
  • Use Of Force Ambrose Bierce
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    Use of Force Ambrose Bierce, a social critic known for his sarcasm and wit, once described the police as 'an armed force for protection and participation.' In this pithy statement, Bierce identifies three critical elements of the police role. First, by describing the police as 'armed,' their ability to coerce recalcitrant persons to comply with the law is emphasized. Because police carry weapons, it follows that the force they use may have lethal consequences. The capacity to use coercive, deadl...
  • Police One British Men
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    The Associated Press Updated: 3: 03 a. m. ET July 28, 2005 LONDON - Anti-terrorist officers investigating the July 21 attempted attacks in the British capital arrested nine men in south London Thursday. Scotland Yard police headquarters said the men were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 at two properties in the neighborhood of Tooting. They were being held in a central London police station. News of the arrest comes after British police arrested a Somali-born man suspected of being one of f...
  • Police Brutality Excessive Force
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    Police Brutality James RegasDecember 15, 1996 Outline Thesis: But, because some officers use these extreme measures when it is not needed, police brutality should be addressed. I. Police BrutalityA. Racism as a cause II. Police Brutality is not a problemA. Quotes from authorities. Statistics of Declining Brutality III. Stopping Police BrutalityA. Police Stopping themselves. Public Stopping Police IV. Conclusion A. Reword Thesis Police work is dangerous. Sometimes police put in situations that ...
  • Joesph Mcnamara San Jose
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    Joseph D. McNamara was chief of police for the city of San Jose, California for fifteen years, as well as Kansas City, Missouri. He is recognized as an expert in criminal justice, police technology and management systems, crime prevention, and international drug control policies. He was appointed a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, in 1991. McNamara was a pioneer in criticizing the way Police Departments and the government " fought the war on crime." McNamara challe...
  • The Police And Corruption
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    The Police and Corruption The police. Twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year, this division of our government has a mandate to enforce the criminal law and preserve public peace. Understood in this mandate is an obligation to police everyday life matters that originate in the daily lives and activities of citizens within their community. Police interact in some form with the average citizen more often than any other government official. In society today the police play a k...
  • Police Image People Opinion Public
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    Public View of Police Police men and women are there to protect people. Their job is to risk their lives to ensure your personal safety, safety of your property, and the protection of the environment. The public's opinion of the police force is quite varying because of a variety of factors. Personal experiences with police influence most people's outlook and opinion towards the entire police force no matter what city, county, or department they have dealt with. Most commonly among teenagers and ...
  • Cosmopolitan Police Public Officers Law
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    Throughout history, the role of the police officer has been that of the tough, "the buck stops here" law enforcement officer. Police considered a part of their job is to have an authoritative presence over the areas they " re assigned to protect so they can maintain law and order. This image, however, has changed. Today, the public and internal image of police has changed. They are no longer the "tough guys" of the neighborhood but instead are there to be a fair public servant. Their duty is to ...
  • Police Officers Henkle State
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    Police: Man attacked trooper with chain saw Tuesday, February 22, 2005 Posted: 8: 34 AM EST (1334 GMT) WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A man was shot and killed by police Monday after he ignored pepper spray and officers' commands and attacked a state trooper with a chain saw, authorities said. At least 13 bullets struck William Henkle after state and local officers who had surrounded him opened fire, police said. Henkle, 40, allegedly struck Trooper Michael Hartzel in the shoulder, lower bac...
  • Police Coercion Officers Law Public
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    Police Coercion The police exist to protect the public from harm, abuse, murder and infringement of personal rights. They are here to sustain those persons who have committed a crime against the laws of the land. Basically, the duty as a police officer is to protect the good from the bad. Ironically, however, in many cases this is not true; sometimes the police will play the role of the bad man. In one recent case, police officers were convicted of over-excessive use of force on an African Ameri...
  • Law And Order Police Force
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    Describe law and order in the late 19 th Century London. The police force began in 1749, where the two main police forces were the Bow Street Runners (1749) and the newer Thames River Police force; both forces were situated in London. In 1829, Sir Robert Peel set up the metropolitan Police Force, which still exists now. Before this, most places in Britain had the order kept by watchmen and parish constables. They were local, and so could deal with thefts, and street crime, as they knew local peo...
  • Becoming A Police Officer
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    Police Officer 2 Abstract A police officer is sometimes resented, disliked, and disrespected, but is essential to a normal functioning society. It takes a strong person with high values, good morals and tremendous dedication to be a good police officer. Police Officer 3 Becoming a Police Officer Police officers are a rare breed. Whether they crave adventure, excitement, or just want to pursue justice, police officers work hard every day to fight crime. They work even harder to become police offi...
  • Outline On Police Brutality
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    I A thin line is drawn between police protection and brutality II Lethal police shootings are a subject of hot controversy A. Thorough investigations are required, but sometimes details are ignored or over-looked B. Strict rules govern the use of lethal force by officers, but, some of these rules leave discretion up to the officer and meaning can be skewed C. Police are trained to "shoot to kill" therefore, media's portrayal of police officers "winging" a suspect are false and in...
  • Analysis Of The Media Treatment Secret Police
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    Following demands for a public inquiry into the covert intelligence operations by the Victoria police in October last year. The contentious issue of whether Victoria needs secret police has provoked wide coverage by the media. Civil libertarians believe that covert police are an affront to the freedoms of democracy, and a misuse of power. Victoria police, however, maintains that accurate and timely information is vital to achieve public protection from political crime and violence. "Who W...