• Police
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    David Berkowitz was born in 1953. Rejected and adopted as a child, he concealed his low self-esteem by compulsive lying and bragging. And his extreme shyness toward women by assailing them, starting when he was in his early twenties. His courage bolstered by several non-fatal stabbing attacks. Berkowitz bought a gun in 1976 and began a series of impulse killings that paralyzed New York City. Approaching male and female victims randomly selected as they sat on stoops or in cars. He shot them at p...
  • Corruption Among Police Officers
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    Police corruption is a complex phenomenon, which does not readily submit to simple analysis. It is a problem that has and will continue to affect us all, whether we are civilians or law enforcement officers. Since its beginnings, may aspects of policing have changed; however, one aspect that has remained relatively unchanged is the existence of corruption. An examination of a local newspaper or any police-related publication on any given day will have an article about a police officer that got b...
  • Police Brutality And Harassment Towards Blacks
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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. Examples. 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 remedy can cure the problem, you...
  • Today's Society The Police
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    Robert Korn May 13, 2000 Sociology of the Police Dr. Vrettos The Police In today's society the police, play may roles. They are the peacekeepers, law enforcement and many other jobs. However, recently they have become the subject of a very heated and large debate. Many believe that the police should give up their brute type tactics for a more civilized and humanized approach, while others feel that the police should crack down on the most insignificant of offences to type and disparage crimes th...
  • Demonstration Against Police Brutality
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    Los Angeles police fired rubber bullets Sunday into a crowd of people demonstrating against police brutality near the LAPD's downtown headquarters, breaking up an unauthorized splinter group of marchers who threw bottles, vandalized bus stops and yelled obscenities. In a scene reminiscent of clashes during the Democratic National Convention in August, police in riot gear fired the nonlethal bullets after protesters began setting fires and throwing objects at officers who were trying to stop the ...
  • 28 Other Police Black Panther Murders
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    THE BLACK PANTHERS The Black Panthers, an organization of radical and political views, was founded in 1966 in Oakland, California. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale's original goal when they first founded this organization was to protect the African American's from police actions that many blacks considered brutality. When they first established this group, it was named the Black Panther Party. This Self Defense label did eventually drop from their name not to long after the organization became kno...
  • Police Officer Lakeside Camp
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    The Lakeside Ghost Story My stomach was churning as the big bold letters came into view. They read, Camp Lakeside. The bus came to a sudden stop and a counselor at the front of the bus stood up and yelled, Everyone off! A stampede of eager campers rushed from the bus, into the bright sunshine of Lakeside camp. I had been looking forward to the camp for a few months and now that I am here I can t believe it. My friend Justin saved a bunk beside his. I arrived also to the good news that I wouldn t...
  • Misuse Of Authority By A Police Officer
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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....
  • Los Angeles Police Department
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    Though sparked by the Rodney King verdict, there were many other causes of the riots that erupted on the streets of Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. The Los Angeles riots in 1992 were devastating. The obvious issue portrayed through the media was black versus white. If you did not live in Los Angeles or California chances are you did not hear full coverage of the story, you heard a simple cut and dry portrayal of the events in South Central. If you heard one thing about the riots, it was that ther...
  • Article Lies On The Police Officers
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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...
  • Use Of Police Discretion
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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 a...
  • Ted Bundys Name To Police
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    Ted Bundy: The Biography of a Serial Killer March 11, 1999 Ted Bundy: A Biography of a Serial Killer INTRODUCTION University educated serial sex killer whose good looks and charm enabled him to lure at least 30 young women to their deaths. Handsome, intelligent, socially recognized, Ted Bundy had been a law student, Boy Scout, a college degree with a major in psychology, involved in a Washington State party politics, and even served as a counselor at the Seattle Crisis Center. The public persona...
  • Police Officers
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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 la...
  • New York City Police Officer
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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....
  • 2005 More Police Officers
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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...
  • Motorist To An Invasive Police Stop
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    I. INTRODUCTION "Let me make this very clear. The Maryland State police has not, does not, nor will it ever condone the use of race-based profiling" in determining which cars to stop on the highway. 1 Chief State Trooper Colonel David Mitchell issued this statement in response to a lawsuit filed against the Maryland State Troopers. The suit was filed on behalf of African-American motorists who alleged that these officers had engaged in a practice of targeting black motorists for traffic stops al...
  • Tinh Turn Into Their Informant The Police
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    Born To Kill This book was an extremely captivating read that I had a hard time putting down. This exciting novel was about an upstart gang of Vietnamese youths that formed in Chinatown who violently made their presence felt, they were known by the name Born to Kill. This book had many legal issues that we discussed in class and only a couple of issues that were not handled correctly in my eyes. This is a book that anyone that is interested in Asian organized crime should read. During the Vietna...
  • Police Searches Fall Outside Constitutional Laws
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    Police Corruption Police corruption is a nationwide problem that has been going on for many years. Not only is corruption a problem on our own U.S. soil, but police practices of corruption go as far east as Europe and Asia. Many studies, polls and examinations were taken to find out how exactly what the general publics' opinions of the police are. Officers receive a lot of scrutiny over this issue, but for good reason. In the 1980's legal tension involving police searches was a direct result of ...
  • Police Stress Section Role Conflict
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    Back Police Officer Stress & Agency Organizational Structure. Police Stress Role Ambiguity and Role Conflict Organizational Dysfunctions Research Issues Role Ambiguity Role Conflict Formalization Inventory Organizational Factors Inventory Personality Research Form Methodology Sample Findings Role Ambiguity and Role Conflict Formalization Regression Model Organization Factors Discussion Role Conflict Model Suggestions Suggestions for Future Research Appendix a References I. POLICE OFFICER STRESS ...
  • Black And The Police Officers
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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 al...
  • Every Police Officer
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    Police Brutality in the US Picture if you will a beautiful sunny afternoon in the middle of San Francisco, Ca. A local group of bicyclists, known as Critical Mass, gather for a peaceful ride through the city. The monthly ride was designed to promote the idea that bikes are a positive alternative to cars. Instead of the normal hundred or so riders a mass of 6,000 or more cyclists gather for the ride. There was a speech from the mayor and then they set off to cruise the city, lead by their arrange...
  • Honest 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 Officers And Citizens
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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 Departments And Swat Teams
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    Police departments have a different job today compared to thirty years ago. Not only are police required to serve and protect, they must also now appease, socially and politically, the American public that they serve. In particular, when the necessity for police in crisis events arises, departments must still be sensitive to the opinions of the public when employing their tactics. As a result, the current role of the special weapons and training teams, or SWAT teams, used in these crisis events ...
  • Community And The 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...
  • Two General Forms Of Corruption Police Officers
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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...
  • Police Academy Movies
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    Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) 1/2 This movie succeeds on only one mission - the mission to suck. That's the only way to describe the seventh Police Academy movie. It sucks, so much so that previous entries in the series look like classics in comparison. I can't say I didn't expect it to be this bad, because once I saw the copy on the back of the box that read, "Kicking butt-ski! Making you laugh-ski! The Academy is back-ski!" I knew it wouldn't be up for any Oscars. If the most clever...
  • Police Battalion 101
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    ORDINARY MEN by Christopher Browning Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning accounts for the actions of the German Order Police (more specifically the actions of Reserve Police Battalion 101 in Poland) and the role they played in the Second World War during the Jewish Holocaust. Police Battalion 101 was composed of veterans from World War One and men too old to be drafted into the regular forces: army, navy, air force. Browning himself is uncertain of the accuracy of information that he provides b...
  • Discrimination In The Police Force
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    Essay Title: Critically examine the status of equal opportunities within the police service with reference to one or more of the following: gender, race, sexual orientation. Introduction Equal opportunities is not only a non racist and non-sexist philosophy, it is a non-sexual orientation notion. In these three dimensions, race, gender and sexual orientation will be considered. The conclusion of this essay is that from the three dimensions described, it would appear that despite British Society ...
  • Police Cars
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    Creative Writing: The Chase from the view of the chased Leaving the jewelry store at a rather accelerated pace, a common, plain-clothed man with a parcel tucked under his arm jumped into his white, slightly dirtied Ford Bronco. He then hurriedly concealed the package under the front passenger seat making certain to prevent it from being seen from people passing by. He then tore out of the parking lot attempting to avoid drawing attention to himself or his accompanying bundle. He knew it would on...
  • Every Corruption Possible In Other Police Agencies
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    Federal bureau investigation, the FBI, is considered the strongest police agency in the United States because it has control over other police agencies around the states. The FBI as a police agency has its pluses and minuses; therefore, looking for searching for serial killers and control other police agencies are some of its pluses. In the other hand, the over react of dealing with civilians, and the unsupervised job that they do hold to be some of its minuses. One of the most important jobs th...
  • Police In Iran
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    Watching the movie, Not Without My Daughter, made be realise how different the cultures of the world really are. Seeing what was happening to the mother and the daughter, to me, was crazy, but it was the Muslim way. In any country, the father would have been arrested, but not in Iran. The father was the ruler, and made all the decisions. Iran is an extremely male dominant country, and personally, I think it isn't right. The women there have no rights or freedoms, and they are considered property...
  • Restrictions On Police Use Of Force
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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, dead...
  • Four New York Police Officers
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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 middle of...
  • Juveniles And Police Officers
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    POLICE AND ABUSE CRIMINAL LAW LISA NOLAN THERESA HEMP COCK 7 JUNE 2005 POLICE AND ABUSE When discussing police efforts and juvenile delinquency one can only imagine the difficulty officers encounter while performing their primary duty which is to protect the public. But how can or does one (officer) efficiently protect the community while preserving the rights of the juvenile criminals as well. We as a public have become more and more aware everyday of how hard it is for the police to work effec...
  • Police Into The Deck After Nichols
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    The 33-year-old suspect, a former UPS computer technician, waved a white shirt, calling it quits after a fevered manhunt that began 26 hours earlier. Details for the shaken metropolitan area were scarce throughout the ordeal, and the following report was pieced together through subsequent police and witness accounts. On Wednesday, Nichols was found with what authorities described as 'shanks,' or makeshift metal weapons, in his shoes. The next day, Judge Rowland Barnes told the attorneys in the c...
  • Job Of A Police Officer
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    Police Work and Related Fields Bryan Watson Block F December 1 1995 CO-OP Christmas exam 1. The working conditions of a police officer can vary from easy to stressful situations where the officers life and the lives of others are threatened. The officer must deal with these situations in the way they feel is best but sometimes the officer cannot deal with this situation on their own and they have to call in backup witch can help them deal with the situation. CHANGING IN THE WORK PLACE In these t...
  • Alex And The Police
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    A Clockwork Orange: Violence and Corruption Alex, the fifteen year old narrator of Anthony Burgess's novel, A Clockwork Orange, lives in a society where violence reigns. This novel has a very direct nature, and is often blunt to the point of offense, but this makes it more powerful and helps to further its point. This point is that everyone is out for themselves, whether they be the police, government or citizens of this society. In this book, the police can be just as violent as Alex and his dr...
  • Members Of The Missouri Police Chiefs Organization
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    Unethical Charity in Missouri On a Saturday morning while running errands usually one might notice a few men collecting money at the corner of any two busy intersections. People give the sticky change that has been laying in their car baking for three months, to the organization. Little do they know that the money they worked hard to scrape from the bottom of the ashtray in twenty seconds while at a stoplight is not going where they think. A recent investigation found that a firm run by Missouri...
  • 1874 The North West Mounted Police
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    History of the Canadian Mounted Police TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE # TITLE -- Title page -- 1 Table of Contents -- 2 Introduction -- 2 Story of the Force -- 6 Story of One Man's Career -- 8 The North West Mounted Police Did Make a Difference -- 9 Bibliography INTRODUCTION This is the story of the North West Mounted Police, who played an exciting and important part in Canadian history. This report will cover the purpose and highlights of the North West Mounted Police, and some of the people involved w...