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  • Officers With A High Complaint Rate
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    Citizen Complaints and Problems Officers Examining Officer Behavior Chapter thirteen talks about the police being a public institution, that relies on a grant of legitimacy rooted in public trust and confidence. Complaints that become news events can wear away confidence among an even wider audience. This chapter provides the unique opportunity to combine citizen complaint data with actual observations. It examines the behavior of identified problem officers, as well as whose who are not labeled...
  • Standard On The Use Of Lethal Force
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    CONCURRING OPINION: We concur with Justice White's interpretation of Tennessee State law. However, we propose that more restrictive standards should be used by policemen when dealing with imminently dangerous circumstances. The necessity standard that White proposes for governing the use of lethal force strikes the right balance in regulating violence. He insists that the police act reasonably by evaluating whether the felon's interest in life outweighs the state's interest in seizing the felon ...
  • 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....
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boston Police Force
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    The Boston Police Strike In 1919, there was a general agreement that the Boston policemen had a great deal to complain about. They disliked their hours, working conditions and most importantly, their salary. After getting a raise in 1913, the policemen had asked for another raise in 1917 to compensate for the high wartime inflation. By the time the officers had finally received that raise, the buying power of that extra money had gone down so low that the policemen were still having problems mak...
  • Female Representation In Police Forces Across Canada
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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 things...
  • John Edgar Hoover
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    John Edgar Hoover-men, Feds, Special Agents and Detectives, all names for members of a nationally, elite police force known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But how would you act if you found out that the G-men was started by a cross dressing homosexual? John Edgar Hoover was born in Washington, D.C. on January 1, 1895. His father, Dickerson Hoover, was a printmaker, but he had a mental breakdown in 1921 and he spent his last eight years in Laurel Asylum. This dramatically reduced the fam...
  • Issues As Corruption Within The Police Force
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    The texts "Scales Of Justice" and "Gattaca" are two texts which allow the reader to witness a variety of interpretations and explore the relevant issues that are visible within contemporary society. Such issues as corruption within the police force, racism, sexual harassment, discrimination and manipulation of power are shown to give different interpretations of issues which plague today's society and potentially our future". Scales Of Justice" shows the corruption in the police force. It is a f...
  • Police Officer In Their Situation
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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 dis...
  • Use Of Excessive Force By Police Officers
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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. Stopping Police BrutalityA. Police Stopping themselves. Public Stopping Police IV. Conclusion A. Reword Thesis Police work is dangerous. Sometimes police put in situations that excess...
  • Train And The Police Officers
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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 brutalit...
  • Public's Opinion Of The Police Force
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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 ...
  • Whole Of The Police Force
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    How to start telling a story, which is short yet so long, happened quickly yet evolved during many years In the morning of 5th of October, 2000. only the uninformed were surprised with the course of events. Being on the defeated side from the elections (held od 24th of September) former president Slobodan Milosevic failed to understand people's democratic will and to leave office. Instead, he tried to steal the elections, first by post-posing publishing of results and later even with cancelling ...
  • Police Force In Jack The Rippers Area
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    Essay 1 - Jack The Ripper and the murders - why did they attract so much attention? Whitechapel is an area in East London between Aldgate and Spitalfields in the west and Mile End in the east where in the late 19th century extremely poor people (mostly foreigners) lived. In 1888 it believed to have been the source of the activity of one of the first serial killers -- - Jack The Ripper which murdered five prostitutes. There were other killings too (for example Martha T abram and Marry Ann Connell...
  • Metropolitan Police Force
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    The biggest changes in London's law and order set up took place in the nineteenth century, around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. This essay is going to discuss the role of the police, how and why the police force changed, the reasons behind it, and what difference these changes made to society. Law and order in Britain consisted of two police forces in 1800, the Bow Street Runners and the Thames River police force. The forces were under constant threat because of the rapidly growing po...
  • Detectives In The Metropolitan Police Force
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    Describe law and order in the late 19th 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 peop...
  • Security Police In The Air Force
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    My research topic is the military career, Security Police. Next February, I plan to join the Air Force as a SP and this is a good way to get more information on that career. This career is related to America because SPs serve America. As a future career of mine, Security Police in the Air Force serve America in many ways. The first step to having a career in Security Forces is to join the Air Force and go to basic training. First you talk to a recruiter. You will need to take the ASV AB tests to...

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