• Police Brutality Law Enforce
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    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....
  • You Don T Fight With The Police
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    An article written by Rosie Dim anno discusses the fact that there are corrupt police officers who the legal system sets free. I interpreted the article "You don't fight with the police" as an instance in society when the innocent are punished by the police who are actually supposed to help society by protecting them from the bad. I believe that the fault in this article lies on the police officers themselves. As discussed in the article making a threat is the beginnings of a nightmare you don't...
  • Styles Of Policing Police Officers Discretion
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    In looking at the Kansas City Patrol Experiment, it appears that adding more police officers has little or no affect on arrests or the crime rate. Please review the study and explain why more police does not mean less crime. Due Date March 11, 2005 More police officers doesn't mean less crime because many of the crimes committed such as burglary, robbery, auto theft, larceny and vandalism which are preventable cannot be prevented if the response time is too slow. Even though more officers were o...
  • Racial Profiling Police Drug Law
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    Racial profiling is a law enforcement strategy that encourages police officers to stop and question African-Americans simply because of their race. Employers and government agencies that require job applicants to list their "race" or "ethnicity" on employment and contracting applications perform racial profiling thousands of times every day. Thus employers can hire the right number of the right colors, according to federal law. This is defined as "good" racial profiling. "Bad" racial profiling o...
  • Corruption In Policing Police Officers
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    Corruption in Policing "For as long as there has been police, there has been police corruption." Thus observed Lawrence Sherman on the oldest and most persistent problem in American policing. In America, people put their trust in a select group everyday for protection against crime and harm. A group of people who's primary purpose in life should be to serve and protect. They are police officers that have taken an oath to do so. Americans have taken for granted that this highly selective group of...
  • Police Abuse Review Board
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    Police Abuse 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 receipt of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens' rights are taken adva...
  • Police Shooting Diallo Case
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    In our society today, it is very sad that the African-American community has lost a great trust and respect for the Mayor, the police commissioner and the N. Y. P. D. Amadou Diallo's shooting was very upsetting for the African-American community. The shooting shock many people because an unarmed innocent black male was shot 41 times in front of his home by four officers that assume him to be a rapist. Amadou Diallo was a black man in a primarily black neighborhood who saw four guys in the middl...
  • Community Based Policing Police Public Crime
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    Community Based Policing: Improvement For The Police And The Community. There has always been a love hate relationship between the public and the police. When called upon to help, they can be something sent from God, but when they are writing tickets, or taking a friend to jail, the view changes from a savior to a presence that is unwanted and often hated. An effort to improve the public view of law enforcement is being attempted by many departments. Using different styles of policing techniques...
  • Gender Police Force
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    Introduction Women have come a long way in the area of the workforce in the past one hundred years. If you were to look back one hundred years ago, you would never see a woman working outside of the home. Society had the idea that a woman's place was in the home cooking, cleaning, reproducing and care giving. They had the idea that there was no place for her in the workforce because that was a place for only men. Yes, it is true that some people may still have this view today but a lot of thing...
  • Future Of Policing Police Force
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    The future of policing is fairly clear in what direction it is heading. It has been slowly reforming to meet the needs of the people, reduce crime, and make policing more efficient. Some of the reforms that will probably take place in the future include, better educated police officers and police managers, consolidation of police departments to save on money and resources, upgraded technology, race and gender equality, better testing techniques to recruit and promote within the department, and i...
  • Minorities And Policing Police Issues Treated
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    Minorities and Policing 1 Minorities and Policing: Unfairly Treated Dorothy J. Fells Criminal Justice 131 C. Thompson December 6, 2001 Minorities and Policing 2 Minorities and Policing: Unfairly Treated If we look at the past, we can see that there is no warm tradition of community cooperation between the African-American community and law enforcement. Minorities and Policing is an important topic because it deals with issues pertaining to how minorities are treated by the police. Racial profili...
  • Police Discretion Mentally Ill
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    Police discretion by definition is the power to make decisions of policy and practice. Police have the choice to enforce certain laws and how they will be enforced. "Some law is always or almost always enforced, some is never or almost never enforced, and some is sometimes enforced and sometimes not" (Davis, p. 1). Similarly with discretion is that the law may not cover every situation a police officer encounters, so they must use their discretion wisely. Until 1956, people thought of police di...
  • Pro Exclusionary Searches Police Rule
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    Pro Exclusionary Rule agree with the exclusionary rule, though there may be few things to take into consideration. There are two reasons for the exclusionary rule. One is the idea that this is similar to other parts of the law, where a person cannot benefit by his own bad behavior. Here, the police should not benefit from an illegal search. The second reason is that we want to prevent the police from making illegal searches. This is a good motivation, since we want to avoid illegal searches. We...
  • Show Of Force Police Department Riot
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    Authorities on riot control said Sunday that the Police Department appeared to have moved too swiftly to end a rally of black youths in Harlem on Saturday, and seemed to have forgotten some of the lessons learned from disturbances over the last 30 years. Though one expert defended the police action as a way to prevent matters from getting out of hand, others said the haste in shutting down the rally, known as the Million Youth March, was a sharp break from the past practice of the department, wh...
  • Police Brutality Officers Officer Robbins
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    Police Brutality By: Anonymous 'But they didn't have to beat me this bad. I don't know what I did to be beat up.' Rodney King, March 3, 1991. Police brutality has been a long lasting problem in the United States since at least 1903 when police Captain Williams of the New York Police Department coined the phrase, 'There is more law at the end of a policeman's nightstick than in a decision of the Supreme Court.' In the 1920's the Wichersham Commission had a number of instances of police brutality....
  • Police Discretion Crime Officers Vice
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    Term Paper Police Discretion Discretion, uncertainly, and inefficiently are rampant and essential in criminal justice. Nobody expects perfection. That would neither be good nor fair. Justice is a sporting event in which playing fair is more important than winning. Law enactment, enforcement, and administration all involve trading off the possibility of perfect outcomes for security against the worst outcomes. Policing is the most visible part of this: employees on the bottom have more discretion...
  • Crisis Policing Problem Oriented
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    Problem-oriented policing has its roots in public administration and political science. It starts from an intellectual interest in how to get the police to be more effective in carrying out their functions in democratic societies. Problem-oriented policing as a distinct model of police reform evolved out of Herman Gold steins early involvement in the American Bar Foundation Survey of Criminal Justice of the 1950 s. Thus, in one sense problem-oriented policing is only 20 years old, but its intell...
  • The History Of Modern Policing
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    American policing is a product of English heritage. The English contributed three factors into American policing, which were; limited police authority (i. e. The Bill of Rights), tradition of local control of law enforcement agencies, and a highly decentralized and fragmented system of law enforcement. Sir Robert Peel is the "father of modern policing, who was a member of England's elite social and political class. The 1780 Gordon riots triggered a 50 year debate over the need for better public...
  • Compare Contrast Police Officer
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    In the business of law enforcement there is the criminal and the police officer. Both roles are similar, and therefore can be compared and they also have many contrasting qualities as well. The characteristics of each easily go hand in hand. In the following paragraphs I will compare and contrast these two roles. The criminal devotes his life to crime and is constantly known as the "bad guy." He breaks the law and never follows the rules given to him by society. In a sense, he is the target for ...
  • Preventing And Reducing Police Crime Public
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    Jason King Evaluate the role of the police in preventing and reducing crime The Sheehy Inquiry recorded four main aims of the Metropolitan Police: to prevent crime; to pursue and bring justice to those who break the law; to keep the peace; and to protect, help and reassure the public. In short, the role of the police can be summarised into the prevention of crime (the reducing of the risk of occurrence and the potential seriousness of crime and disorder events by intervening in their causes) and...