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  • Public Opinion Polls
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    Public opinion is one of the major concerns of each politician. The polls, which are taken on the sample from population, are reliable sources of people's opinions. Our private point of view may be shared by many others and then if this is noticed by politicians they should be aware of that. They can use it for their own purposes like building a political platform with the help from the polls information, or ignore it with the danger that it may someday turn against them. The people's reaction o...
  • 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...
  • Role Of The Police Officer In Community
    587 words
    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...
  • Pursuits A Necessary Law Enforcement Tool
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    In Hot Pursuit There has been a heated debate over the last few years whether police chases are worth the risk of public safety to catch a fleeing criminal. Each year these hot pursuits end in the arrest of thousands of criminals wanted for a wide array of crimes. At the same time it can cause injury and some times even death. There is a huge misconception that police are out chasing the red-light violator or the burned-out tail light criminal. This is not the case at all. They are protecting th...
  • 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 ...
  • Police Officers As Peace Keepers
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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 Forces With Tactical Training
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    Historically political protests, demonstrations and riots were quite common in Britain. What was not common however, was a structured public service department equipped to deal with such events. This essay will purport to show how and why policing of public protest has changed in the past 25 years. Eighteenth century Britain experienced some horrendous rioting, i.e. the St Georges Field Massacre 1768 [1], the Gordon Riots 1780 [2] and the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 [3], is this a mirror image of ...
  • Actions By The Police Officers
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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...
  • Focus Police Attention On Street Level Crimes
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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...

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