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2,105 wordsIntroduction Racial-profiling, the practice of targeting individuals for police investigation based on their race alone in the last few years has been an increasingly prominent issue in American society (Abramosky). Numerous magazines, newspapers, and journals have explored the issue of race-motivated police actions. Recently, the ABA Journal did a study of New Jersey traffic stops from 1988 to 1991, concluding that black drivers were more likely to be pulled over and arrested than whites (Gh an...
1,020 wordsJohn Locke was born at Wring ton on August 29, 1632. He was the son of a country small landowner who served as a captain of horse in the parliamentary army. But political unrest does not seem to have seriously disturbed the course of his education. He entered Westminster school in 1646, and passed to Christ Church, Oxford, as a junior student, in 1652; and he had a home there for more than thirty years. The official studies of the university were uncongenial to him; he would have preferred to ha...
Webber And Borland
405 wordsScales of Justice shows a police force where there is a culture of corruption. The parts of the TV program that we saw were made up of two parts, The Job, and the Game. The Job is about a new probationary officer named Webber, and how he is forced to accept the corruption that occurs in the force, and ends up getting fired. The Game takes corruption to a new level involving higher powers such as MP's and non-uniformed officers. They both are good examples of how it is a culture for them. The cor...
Driver To Exit His Vehicle
816 wordsPublic Misunderstanding of 'Officer Safety' How many times have you been pulled over by a police officer, and when the confrontation was complete you said to yourself, 'Boy, was he rude!' or " There was no need for him to treat me like that. ' Well, unfortunately, the public is prone to misinterpret an officer being safe for being rude. Unfortunately, the actions taken during a 'routine' traffic stop which a reinterpreted as being rude are necessary steps that insure the safety of both officer a...
Two Days Later At The Labianca Scene
1,805 wordsThe capture and conviction of Charles Manson took over one and a half years to complete. Within this time period many law enforcement officers and forensics professionals put in countless numbers of hours collecting, preserving and testing the physical evidence they found. In addition, the forensics practices used in this case as well as the police investigation techniques serve as a valuable lesson for those in these fields today. In this paper we will look at some of the crimes that were commi...
645 wordsA story of the horrors of office life Perfect Tense, by Michael Bracewell (Vintage) Early on in this novel of that oxymoron, office life, Bracewell's nameless narrator recalls walking along with the commuter tide over London Bridge. How can you not think of Eliot "A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many, / I had not thought death had undone so many. / Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled, / And each man fixed his eyes before his feet". Bracewell's office drone puts it this way: "The glar...
1,808 wordsThe Wooden World An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy N.A.M. Rodger's The Wooden World is, as the subtitle suggests, a study or description rather than a history of the Royal Navy during the period of the Seven Years War, 1755 to 1763, while also drawing evidence from the whole period from 1740 to 1775. Rodger pays very little attention to the actual events of the period. Rodger's purpose in writing the book was to test and compare the traditional view of the eighteenth century Royal Navy; vicious di...
Four Police Officers
2,897 wordsCraig H. Brockman Instructor: Eric Becker College Writing 221624 23 April 2000 The Diallo Incident; One Officers Perspective In the quiet post-midnight hours of February 4, 1999, 41 shots rang out in the entry vestibule of a South Bronx apartment house. Within seconds, a young man laid dead, four policemen standing over his lifeless body. A 22-year-old immigrant from West Africa was the unfortunate victim. The police officers: four white men from the New York City Police Department's Street Crim...
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