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Use of Excessive Force and Sexual Misconduct in Law Enforcement - The Bureau of Justice conducted a police-public contact survey. Eith and Durose (2011) state that 9 out of 10 residents who were sixteen years old or older advise that they believed that the officer’s that they had contact with, acted fairly and did not abuse their authority. There have been a number of officers who have been accused and convicted of using excessive force. In one case in a maximum security prison in New York there were two correction officers that were caught on video hitting an inmate that was handcuffed behind the back....   [tags: police-public contact survey]
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Excessive Force Used by Law Enforcement Officers - The excessive force used by law enforcement officers resulting in the harmful injuries and even death to innocent has became a rapid controversial topic in today’s society. There have been many cases involving the idea in which police could have act in a more cautious manner, ensuring the safety of U.S. citizens as which America has built its pride upon. It is very evident that law enforcement agencies must seek towards safer procedures that will decrease the various incidents that has became a trending case among America today....   [tags: abusing authority] 575 words
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The Computer and Police Officers and Law Enforcement Officials - Introduction Computer is one of the most important and common sources of communication and a quick technology now a days. It became an integral part of people's daily lives, whether considered learning life or practical one. People become dependent upon the various areas. It saves time and provides them with the information and works they need. It also can store a lot of data that relate to those areas in a short time and making it easier for them retrieves what has been stored easily and conveniently....   [tags: information management systems, devices] 559 words
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The Ambassadors of Law Enforcement: The History of the United States Marshalls - ... If any marshal or deputy marshals was found to be negligent in performing his duties under this new law, they were imposed a severe financial penalty. In the “Old West “era the Marshals came in and with them they brought law and order. They captured, or killed outlaws such as Bill Doolin; the founder of the wild bunch, Doolin and his gang were bank robbers, Doolin was killed by a U.S. Deputy Marshal. Other outlaws captured by the marshals were Billy the Kid and Ned Christie. These outlaw’s faces were plastered all over asking for information as to their whereabouts....   [tags: lawlessness, death, murder, federal] 1655 words
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Techniques Used by Law Enforcement Officers to Catch Criminals - ... There were also many references to dealing with her mother being at home or calling her repeatedly on the telephone. Lastly, the officer actually communicated with predator on the phone to try to convince him that he was indeed talking to a young girl. During the course of the conversation, the officer is very passive, allowing jazzeman04 to lead the direction of their topics. Throughout the dialogue with the predator, the officer remains neutral by simply answering the questions asked. Never once did the officer attempt to bait jazzeman04 into offering a sexual act, asking to see pornographic images, or to come have sex with them....   [tags: investigation protocols, undercover officers] 565 words
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The United States Law Enforcement and Money Laundering - Has one ever wondered how a criminal can enjoy his profits without being exposed. If a criminal wants to enjoy his money successfully, he knows he has to hide the true proceeding of his wealth. Since criminals began doing misdeeds for money, there have been ways to disguise the real origins of the profits. For example, the famous Al Capone was so careful hiding the true proceedings of his criminal activities that the police could only arrest him for tax evasion charges, now considered money laundering, too....   [tags: criminals, Al Capone]
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Verbal and Non Verbal Skills in Law Enforcement - ... A week ago today I was called by my dispatch and she told me that I needed to respond to a car accident on Mill Plain Ave and 163rd. I notified dispatch that I was on my way. As I am making my way to the call the dispatcher calls me about two minutes later and said “ are you there yet?” I advised her I was on my way and traffic was back up due to the accident. She comes back over the radio “ You need to hurry up.” I was frustrated with her because I can only respond as fast as traffic will allow me to....   [tags: communication skills, I and you statements]
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Law Enforcement Must Read Your Miranda Rights - ... Is defined by the concept of Federalism and the specifically enumerated powers granted the Federal government by the Constitution. Miranda Rights, protect from interrogation once they’ve been taken into custody However , it does protect person/witness at a scene of a crime .One can quite easily implicate themselves during routine questioning at a scene of a crime. Evidence for questioning at that time can be used against them in court. Once taken into custody, a suspect has to be read his/her rights....   [tags: constitution, custody, criminal]
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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement - Introduction The U.S. Coast Guard is mandated to ensure and enforce border and maritime security. This critical component to national security plays a vital role in proactively engaging threats and illegal immigration to the United States. U.S. national security is a shared responsibility among all security agencies. Security related issues have been an elusive issue with many attacks directed towards the United States. While immigrants arriving through normal routes through railway, road, and air are easy to screen, arrivals through the sea has proven a challenging issue....   [tags: Immigration]
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The Law Enforcement Profession - The Law Enforcement Profession Abstract In order to understand comptemporary law enforcemment, we should recognize the conditions that impact our profession. It is agreed upon by many scholars that major changes in law enforcement occur every five years. Policing is sometimes characterize"... like a sandbar in a river, subject to being changed continuously by the currents in which it is immersed..." (Swanson, Territo and Taylor, p. 2). However, in recent years some major changes have occurred in a shorter time period....   [tags: essays research papers] 1709 words
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Women in Law Enforcement - Women in Law Enforcement There are many stereotypes that women in the law enforcement field have to face. In order to recruit more women into policing, law enforcement agencies should attempt to overcome the idea that policing is a "male-oriented profession". This paper will cover parts of the history of women police officers, some views and stereotypes of the female officer, job related issues, life outside of the workforce and job satisfaction. It used to be that only nursing, teaching, and clerical positions were open to women....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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stress and law enforcement - Management and Dealing with Stress in Officers It is important that law enforcement officers are able to handle stress and build his or her zone of stability. Officers have a ready-made support system in each other. They better understand the special problems and feelings that come with the job that friends and family members don’t. That doesn’t necessarily mean that this relationship with their fellow officers will cure all. Sometimes, because of the “macho” image that police officers uphold, they will give back negative feedback in a situation where an officer needs comfort....   [tags: essays research papers] 1118 words
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Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes - LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE PROCESSES The fundamental key for any successful intelligence mission is the ability to access information from the different intelligence disciplines: Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Measures and Signals Intelligence (MASINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). These five disciplines are in essence the only way for the analyst to gather information, short of actually traveling the world to investigate hands on....   [tags: essays research papers] 1084 words
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Law Enforcement and Immigration - &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Two major periods of immigration influxes since the turn of the century as well as the transformation of the nation due to both illegal and legal immigration have determined large Hispanic communities in many Western states. States like Texas, for example, have struggled to define increasingly complex Hispanic communities and create a response, both in the government and in law enforcement, for addressing the needs of these large Hispanic communities....   [tags: essays research papers] 2152 words
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Conflicts of Law and Science - Introduction Forensics is directly defined as something “used in the court of law” (Komar, Buikstra, 2008, p.44). Although forensics is defined in this manner, there is an ever-growing conflict between the needs of the law (e.g. the criminal justice system) and the capabilities of particular fields in forensics, specifically forensic science. Forensic science is currently at the forefront of importance in assisting law enforcement in solving crimes; yet it is a field that is constantly altering and advancing in procedures and mechanisms e.g., the technological advancements that have added to the aptitude of forensics and also established a ‘new’ field within forensics (Murphy 2007)....   [tags: Forensic Science, Law Enforcement]
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Setting Up a Curfew Law for Teens - Setting a curfew for teens and young adults under the age of eighteen is very helpful in keeping teens off the streets as night when most crime occurs. Having this as law will give the parents the peace of mind that their children aren’t out roaming around town at night. I agree that this is not going to stop people from breaking the law just because you are restricting them from a certain time of the day. Setting this curfew will help law enforcement to single out the people who are breaking the law any way because it is not going to stop them from being out when they are not supposed to be....   [tags: teens, law enforcement, crime]
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British Law In The Late 1800's - The system of crime and law enforcement had hardly changed in Britain since the medieval times. Justices of the Peace or JPs were appointed by the Crown since 1361. Before the night watchmen and parish constables were introduced a primitive police force was introduced and the JPs were assisted by constables who only worked part time and were very unreliable as the pay was really bad. The early stages of the force consisted of a night watchmen and parish constables, who were prior to the creation of the main police force....   [tags: Law enforcement, criminial justice] 1345 words
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The Changing Nature of Crime and Law Enforcement - Law enforcement agencies nationwide must constantly adapt to the changing nature of crime and the ways criminals must be prosecuted. New dangers like terrorism, as well as old ones, such as public corruption, threaten the public and force police agencies to acclimate themselves to this new environment. President Clinton explained the need for the development of the federal and local law enforcement agencies. “We have begun to find a way to reduce crime, forming community partnerships with local police forces to catch criminals and prevent crime....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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Impacts of Computer Technology on Law Enforcement - Impacts of Computer Technology on Law Enforcement Computers have had large impacts, in both negative and positive ways, on law enforcement related professions.With the introduction of the laptop, many vehicles were equipped to carry them in the dash.With these in place, officers can run warrant checks or find other necessary information about you and the vehicle when they pull you over and perform a search.But those same laptops, not the ones used in the cars, and other PCs have also led to a new form of crime that has been rather difficult for police agencies to investigate—cyber crime....   [tags: Cause Effect Computers Essays]
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Gang Intelligence Methods in Law Enforcement - GANG INTELLIGENCE METHODS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT The American headlines of any large city will site killings on street corners, robberies, assaults, intimidation, and drug interaction. While not all-criminal activity is associated with gangs, the 780,000 strong members do account for a large majority of the problems that are plaguing America. There is no one-way to stop gang activity in one single swipe, but through a combination of cooperation, education, and training techniques law enforcement can minimize the gang’s movements and even stop a crime before it is committed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania - Section 2711 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, entitled probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases, subsection (a) states that a police officer shall have the same right of arrest without a warrant as in a felony whenever he has probable cause to believe the defendant has violated section 2504 (relating to involuntary manslaughter), 2701 (relating to simple assault), 2702(a)(3), (4) and (5) (relating to aggravated assault), 2705 (relating to recklessly endangering another person), 2706 (relating to terroristic threats) or 2709.1 (relating to stalking) against a family or household member although the offense did not take place in the presence of the police...   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1124 words
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Homophobia in Law Enforcement: Lethal Consequences - Homophobia in Law Enforcement: Lethal Consequences The constitution guarantees life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to all Americans, yet there is a group who endures a life without total liberty, restrictions on their choice of lifestyle and happiness, and unfair treatment which may even result in the untimely loss of their lives. This group of people currently facing discrimination and mistreatment is the gay and lesbian community of Washington D.C., and the perpetrators are the very people whose jobs are to ensure their safety....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Evironmental Law: Enforcement Measures And Effectiveness - Evironmental Law: Enforcement Measures and Effectiveness Pollution, why is it still running rampant in our environment today . Are there no laws to control or stop it . In regards to these questions, Canada has a great many laws to stop and regulate pollution. But despite this, why is it still happening. What are Canada's so called enforcement measures and are they effective . We have the Environmental Bill of Rights and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, just to name a few. Sure some polluters break these laws and get caught, but all they get is a slap on the wrist; why is that ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1856 words
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Responses to School Shootings: How Teachers, Students, Law Enforcement, and EMS Respond - Preparing and planning only go so far, the response to a school shooting is something most are not prepared to deal with. Teachers, faculty, and students normally do not receive formal training on how to respond to a shooting in their school and are not prepared for the high risk situation. Although there are steps that can be taken in order to lessen the severity of the situation should it occur, many students, teachers, and staff are not fully aware of them and ready to put the actions in place....   [tags: school shooting, rapid deployment, gun control]
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Liability Causes of Action against Law Enforcement Personnel, Supervisors, and Agencies - Introduction Enforcing the law is a complex and a continuously evolving challenge. Likewise, managing the enforcers can be equally if not more challenging. Gone are the days of “We gave you a gun and a badge, go forth, and do the right thing!” At every turn, the modern law enforcement agency should be cautious about exposing itself to situations that create high or unnecessary risk. By utilizing thorough risk assessment techniques, continuous forecasting combined with continuous training; we can bolster and mitigate the agencies defense against liability....   [tags: equality, civil liabilty]
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Law Enforcement Innovations in Reaction to The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and the Virginia Tech Massacre - The terrorist attacks to the World Trade Center towers in New York City on September 11, 2001 has changed the way federal, state and local police departments communicate with each other, their structures, and operations. The new federal organization known as Homeland Security set out to coordinate their work at the state level, collect, analyze and share pertinent information and intelligence, protect key infrastructure and assets, secure the nation’s borders and ports, team up with federal and local task forces, and prepare new response training, equipment, systems and strategies (Foster and Cordner, 2005)....   [tags: Social Issues, Terrorism] 1075 words
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The Use of Polygraph Testing in Law Enforcement for Investigative and Hiring Tools - ... He renamed the instrument the polygraph. The word polygraph came from Greek language that means “many writings”; because of the several different physiological responses it could read all at once, with the ability to respond with a revolving drum on paper. Leonarde Keeler worked along beside John Larson in the police department. In 1938, Keeler furthermore added to the instrument when he added a third physiological measuring component to detect deception. He added the psychogalvanometer; used to measure during questioning process, the changes in a suspects skin electrical resistance....   [tags: detecting respiration and cardiovascular actitvity]
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Drunk Drive Statistics: Law Enforcement and Blood Alcohol Concentration - How many times have you made it home safe while drinking and driving. If you say anything higher than one, you got lucky. Hopefully you have never tried. On average someone dies every 53 minutes from an alcohol related accident (2011 Drunk Driving statistics). Alcohol consumption impairs all of your abilities in many ways when it comes to alertness, judgment, comprehension, quick thinking, and reflexes that are extremely important while a person is driving (Bose). Driving under the influence causes about 1,800 alcohol related accidents each year in the US (Bose)....   [tags: breathanalizer, police, accidents]
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Law and Order Injustice - America focuses on keeping the rich streets clean and the poor streets dirty with a sense of people of color will be placed in poor dangerous neighborhoods with violence and drugs. The news reporters every day file cases of police officers using their power to control and abuse the law by hurting citizens by their image of clothing and color of their skin. In “A Brother’s Murder” a journalist talks about his experience living in a poor neighborhood and how his brother tragically died in a city of crime....   [tags: law enforcement, racism, racial profiling]
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Women in Criminal Justice: Attorneys and Law Enforcement - During the late nineteenth-century, women went to court to continue to secure their rights to participate in public life: to vote, to be a justice of the peace, to be a notary public, to serve as school district directors, school committee officers, school officers, and prosecuting attorneys, an of course to practice law (Drachman, 1998). The criminal justice system is a male dominated occupation. For many years women have tried to break down the barrier and some have succeeded....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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Community Policing and the Longview Police Department - Community policing is a concept and approach which recognizes that law enforcement alone cannot solve the root causes of crime. Law enforcement agencies are not staffed, trained nor equipped with all of the tools necessary to address the underlying factors that contribute to crime and disorder. A collaborative approach, enlisting the input and participation of public and private stakeholders will provide the greatest resources in the comprehensive effort to address the underlying factors contributing to crime....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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The Use of the TASER in the Police Force - The Use of the TASER in the Police Force The use of conducted energy weapons in the police force has become increasingly popular since they were introduced only a short while ago. The TASER is claimed to be the safest and most productive type of less lethal force in use today, with a very quick recovery rate and no-long term side effects. The TASER has quickly taken over the harsh use of pepper spray, the brutal force of the baton and in some cases the firearm. However, the TASER has faced massive amounts of bad press and negative views among members of the public....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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The Causes of Stress Among Police Officers - Friederich Nietzsche wrote, “Whoever fights monsters should seek to it that in the process he does not become a monster”. This aptly applies to police officers who face unexpected and potentially dangerous situations every day. Police officers are confronted with destructive and negative behavior on a regular basis. Law enforcement is one of the most stressful and demanding professions in the United States. Characteristics of police work are stressful because a situation can change at any time. An FBI report shows that approximately twelve out of every one hundred or 60,000 police officers are assaulted each year (Stevens, p....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Exploring the Effectiveness and Dangers of High Speed Police Pursuits - It is common for Hollywood to glamorise high speed police chases, often depicted with police vehicles speeding through the streets with sirens blaring and the offender always being caught without incidence, however this depiction could not be further from the truth with police chases often having serious consequences and the outcome often far from ideal. It is due to these less than ideal outcomes that the media and public at large often call for the practice to be banned or for further regulations to be imposed....   [tags: law enforcement]
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Police Authority, Police Power and Police Use of Force - Abstract This paper will describe police power and police authority. I will also talk about police discretion as for as whom gets locked up and who is allowed to go free. This paper will discuss the different use of police force. In this paper I will also talk about police attitude, police misconduct, and physical abuse among police officers. Most people confuse police authority with police power. What are police authority and or police power. Souryal, (2007), stated, “That Authority is the right to control the behavior of others within legally determined parameter....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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So You Want to Be a Federal Agent - The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, is a law enforcement and national security organization. “The mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners” (“Quick Facts”). There are many different qualifications and requirements to become an FBI Special Agent but the salary and career outlook make them worth it....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Gender Diversity in Discretionary Decisions During Citizen-Police Encounters - Police Officers have the ability to exercise discretionary control within the realms of their day to day enforcement decisions. They are able to do this without judgment from their peers. This is understood to be one of the few allowances of autonomy given to an officer. Ultimately, a decision to arrest or issue a ticket should be based on the totality of circumstances and should not be related to gender. But in reality, female officers bring a different set of perspectives and experiences to policing and in some instances, are held to a different standard than their male counterparts....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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The Police Academy: Police Training in the United States - Prior to the creation of the formal police academy, officers were taught using various methods that were not always effective or conducive to the work required of an officer. As a result, ill-equipped officers flooded the streets of nineteenth-century America, often unable to perform the primary duty of their job: protecting the public. The United States, inspired by England and other countries with better-developed public safety systems, desperately needed a method of ensuring safety for its people....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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COMPSTAT and the Newark Police Department - The COMPSTAT ( Compare-Statistics) system was developed by the New York Police Department in 1994 and is credited with having a significant impact on the reduction of major crimes in New York city. COMPSTAT is internationally recognized as having become an extremely successful tool, incorporating accurate crime intelligence analysis methods and streamlining law enforcement management processes, including the seeding of power to local district commanders. In broad strokes, COMPSTAT can be described as a series of process used for the collection and analysis of criminal intelligence data which in turn assists commanders in developing effective strategies and tactics to combat crime....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Police Role Descriptions in the Media - "The public wants a general-purpose emergency service, available to handle problems that arise" (Katz & Walker, 2008, p. 10). The onus of this is left to the police, every hour of the day, every day of the year. Necessitating, through the sheer scope of its responsibilities, a range designation of specific roles best suited to manage its variant maintenances. These both include and supersede the attitudinal perceptions of the community and its observations of specific news events. This ties directly into recognition of a difference from the reality of law enforcement and its popular depictions....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Armed Police: Does It Work? - Armed Police: Does It Work. In the state of California the local police are armed to an extent with their standard issued hand guns. From the 1900’s to 2000, more than 14,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. Just about 50% of those deaths were because of firearms, even though crime is at its low point over the past half a century. Police should be armed because it can reduce crime, can handle more dangerous threats, and can save lives. Law enforcement should be armed, because when police are not armed, with at least some kind of weaponry, the criminal will probably get their way if they are superior firepower....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 870 words
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Use of Technology in Law Enforcement and Against Terrorism - Use of Technology in Law Enforcement and Against Terrorism      Technology has a definite impact not only on our everyday lives but also on the ideologies we pursue or abandon.  This change can be clearly seen as society has progressed through from an agrarian culture through the growing pains of the industrial revolution, and into the current wave, the information wave.  The role of technology was seen as a tool in the agrarian culture and also as a means for physical exploration of humanity's surroundings.  During the industrial revolution that tool, used to better the agrarian age morphed into a guiding force for social change, intellectual idealism, and scientific exploration.  As the...   [tags: Technology Essays]
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Use of Computer Technology by Law Enforcement Officers - Use of Computer Technology by Law Enforcement Officers When it comes to fighting crimes, computers are the most helpful source law enforcement and security officers have. They help track where a suspect could be, where they used to live, past jobs, past criminals record, etc, and they keep track of all criminals. Computers keep records of everything; for example: fingerprints, pictures, information about a suspect, etc. Security personnel use computer technology to help catch thieves, cheaters, embezzlers, and so on....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 605 words
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Evolution of the Police Officer - Police officers serve and protect the people in their community. The earliest police force was established around the 1750’s. Although the first police force in the modern sense came to be over 250 years ago, the purpose they had is the same as today. As with the rest of the world advancing and progressing, the police force has advanced in many ways which have made them a more efficient and capable unit, in order to more fully accomplish their purpose of serving their community. In the next few paragraphs you will learn how training, equipment, work environment and techniques have changed and evolved in the police force....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Problems, Solutions, and Future of Law Enforcement Intelligence - PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, AND FUTURE OF LAW ENFORMCEMENT INTELLIGENCE The use of intelligence within law enforcement intelligence agencies is not always perfect. There may be a way to safeguard against the misuse of intelligence processes to assure proper use it at all times, but it has not yet been discovered. The only way that agencies can try and control the misuse of intelligence is to study the historical failures of the past. It is of most important to protect United States citizens’ right to the freedom of speech....   [tags: essays research papers] 1456 words
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The Effect of a Case on Law Enforcement and Future Investigations - Overview In July 2003, Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Shanks of Multnomah County Oregon was performing a routine traffic stop on a vehicle driven by William Barrett. During this stop, Shanks arrested Barrett because of an outstanding warrant and then searched the car. A pressure-cooker found in the trunk was believed to be used in the making of methamphetamine. Barrett informed Shanks that the owner of the pressure-cooker was “Gunner Crapser,” and that he could be found at the Econolodge Motel in a room registered to a woman named Summer Twilligear (FindLaw, 2007, Factual and Procedural Background section, para....   [tags: drugs, defendent, siezure]
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Educational Requiremenmts for Police Officers - A growing number of entry-level criminal justice practitioners have college degrees. This paper will explore whether or not law enforcement agencies should require applicants to have a post secondary degree as a condition of employment and will college-educated police officers will be resistant to organizational change. Post Secondary Degree Requirements for Police Officers Perceptions of what constitutes a qualified police officer have been crafted as a result of numerous television shows and movies....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement - The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement   The creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873 was the "ultimate expression of the federal government’s control over policing" (Johnson & Griffiths: 1991, 29). The North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were created by the government of John A. MacDonald to police the prairies. Prior to the development of the NWMP, the only form of law enforcement came from employees of the Hudson Bay Company who had established their own penal code....   [tags: Canada]
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Police Authority vs Individual Rights - It is easy for police to get caught up in the idea that it is them against the rest of society (Barkan, 2012). Many citizens in today’s democratic society have a negative or fearful view of our law enforcement. Think back to grade school, who was that one kid in class that everyone was annoyed by or despised. Most people would answer the teacher’s pet or the tattletale. We have grown up from a young age to have a negative view towards those that get us into trouble when we think we can get away with something we know is wrong....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Problem-Oriented Policing and Its Importance - PROBLEM-ORIENTED POLICING 3 Problem-Oriented Policing and Its Importance Problem-oriented policing (POP) has been around for decades. POP can be defined as a way to improve policing by analyzing and acting on the most serious problems concerning the community. Research articles from various peer reviewed journals were examined to obtain an understanding on the importance of POP....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Analytical Toos/Charts for Law Enforcement Intelligence - A Demographic Analysis gives information about an areas population in relation to the ages, race, gender, income, ethnic origin, and level of education. The demographic analysis is mostly used for strategic assessment and long term planning for law enforcement. The reason for analyzing this type of information is to predict by the indicators of the population the threat of criminal activity within an area. If it is known that the male population between the ages of 18 to 23 with an income of $30,000 or more are more likely to participate in drag racing and the population of an area just increased with these factors than the potential for accidents due to road racing will probably increase....   [tags: essays research papers] 342 words
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Police Use of Force - In certain situations, the police may have to act quickly on their instincts. Sometimes, a situation is unpredictable and a decision needs to be made in a split second. The quick decision may to be to take a person down physically with the officer’s own hands, or to use deadly force, unfortunately. Anything can happen and the officer needs to be ready for every scenario. The different levels of force can be anywhere from just a police officer being present, to having to kill someone to prevent him or her from hurting anyone else....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Police Officer Discretion - Discretion of a police officer is the subject I would like to tackle. In this paper I will discuss the issues I have with the discretion, the problems with these discretions I have, and how some officers may use discretion to their advantage. By the conclusion of the paper the reader will be educated on the subject of discretion and the issues facing it. Discretion is defined by Pollock (2010) as, “having the authority to choose between two or more courses of behavior. Law enforcement professionals have a great deal of discretion regarding when to enforce the law, how to enforce it, how to handle disputes, when to use force, and so on....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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the enforcement of EU law - To answer this question I will firstly explain how EU law became incorporated within the member states I will then explain the various types of EU legislation's in circulation. This is important to define as the various types of methods will involve different enforcement procedures. Finally I will explain how EU law is enforced and the ways EU law will effect the member state and individual businesses. I will summarise my findings at the end of the essay, this will give details of all the key ideas I have ut across....   [tags: essays research papers] 1783 words
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Why Organizations are Accidents Waiting to Happen in In Patrick O’Hara’s Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail - ... According to O’hara, law enforcement agencies fail because of hidden defects in structure as well as culture and collective behavior (O'Hara, 2012, p.7). For example, O’Hara makes a reference to the 9/11 plane hijackings where if the Fbi would have given information about suspicious men taking flight training in the United States to the CIA they could have prevented the destruction of the Twin Towers (O'Hara, 2012, p. 5). Agencies such as the FBI want to have federal law enforcement dominance and by not sharing information the FBI and the CIA failed to prevent the attack (O'Hara, 2012, p.7)....   [tags: behavior, sabbatoge, accountability]
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The Enforcement of International Law - Members of The United Nations have a duty “to maintain international peace…in conformity with the principles of justice and international law.”[1] China, a core member of the United Nations since its formation in 1945, fails to comply with international human rights’ norms set forth by The United Nations Charter. This failure is noticeably prevalent in the practices of the Chinese Legal System. Its judicial proceedings in handling peaceful, political dissenters fail to provide the minimum protection of human rights guaranteed to all through international law....   [tags: United Nations Legal Justice Papers]
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Who Is Winning the War between the United States Law Enforcement against Money Laundering in 2013? - ... The first technique cash smuggling is one of the oldest and most used by money launderers especially in the drug field. In this technique, criminals transport large quantities of cash across border. According to the US Department of Homeland Security “there has been 590 individual arrested by trying to smuggle large unreported quantities of cash, making in total 59 million dollars” The second technique, bank complicity, is very important at the time of placing the illegal cash in a bank. By having somebody inside the institution the money launderer don’t have to give the proper documentation to deposit large quantities in the bank....   [tags: criminal, profit, money, laws, wealth] 1959 words
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Seat Belt Law Should Be Removed - IIn 1978, a seatbelt law began in Tennessee for infants and young children. By the middle of 1985, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had enacted any child restraint using seat belts, and then New York extended this law for other ages. The law starts requiring all front seats to use safety belts on December 1987 (Williams & Lund, p. 1438). According to 625 ILC 5/12-603.1, driver and passengers are required to use safety belt (Public). The penalty from this law, depending on the states such as New York’s fine is 50 USD and 25 USD for Illinois states....   [tags: Police Officers, Law Enforcement, Safety, Cars]
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Ethical Challenge of Protecting Software in Emerging Economies: Copyright Law and Enforcement in Pakistan - Ethical Challenge of Protecting Software in Emerging Economies: Copyright Law and Enforcement in Pakistan Introduction The United States and Pakistan have similar laws protecting software using copyright and patents despite being at very different stages of economic development. Pakistan has an emerging economy with a per capita GDP of $2000 per capita and a literacy rate of 46%.[i] The US has a more mature economy with per capita GDP of $37,600 and a 97% literacy rate[ii]. Despite having similar laws regarding copyright and patent protection Pakistan has rampant piracy problems not seen in the US....   [tags: Software Technology Protection Essays]
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Officers with High School Diplomas vs. Officers with College Degrees. - High school and college are tremendously vital for preparing people for the real world. High school prepares students for college or the workforce. College expands ones general knowledge and skills, such as the ability to express ones opinion orally and written. Post secondary education also increases the understanding of the community and society. CollegeBoard says that more and more employers want employees who have education beyond high school. College graduates have more jobs to choose from than people with high school diplomas....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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MOVE and The City That Bombed Itself - Vincent Leaphart was born July 26, 1931 in the Mantua neighborhood in West Philadelphia. When Vincent was in his teens, his mother died and Vincent placed blame on the hospital that treated her. Shortly after that tragic event, Vincent joined the army as a foot soldier in the Korean War. Both events had an enormous contribution to Vincent’s resentment towards American Society (Dickson 14). Towards the end of the 1970s, Vincent Leaphart began to call himself John Africa. Vincent’s new name was not only a symbol of his African roots but also stood for his belief that Africa was the source of all life....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Gathering the Facts at the Crime Scene - The excitement of watching a beautiful well-dressed medical examiner or forensic examiner in stiletto heels hovering over a homicide victim is quite thrilling for television. However, in the reality solving homicides is not as one would see on their favorite police show. As mention previous, the intrigue with police shows on television make it difficult to found a jury that have not seen those type show. Therefore, the court system has a problem obtaining a guilty verdict because jurors wrongfully acquit guilty defendants when no scientific evidence has been presented, as they have seen on television....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Alternatives to Deadly Force: A Look at Tasers, Pepper Spray, Bean Bag Guns and Batons - The purpose is to explain the necessity and the alternatives to deadly force. Necessity of deadly force will include laws that have been passed by the United States Supreme Court, training methods and policies of Federal, State and Local agencies Alternatives to deadly force are less-lethal weapons that are used by law enforcement today, TASERS, pepper spray, bean bag guns and batons. Does deadly force need to be used against violent suspects. Federal Law Under federal law if a suspect poses a threat to a law enforcement officer or the public the officer has permission to use deadly force....   [tags: law enforcement, criminal justice] 3240 words
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Summary of the Policies and Practices of New Jersey's Use of Force Policy - ... The state’s policy was revised to explicitly address two subjects. The first issue addressed the act of officers shooting at moving vehicles. This was in response to two controversial shootings that occurred in 1998. Both incidents involved officers firing on moving vehicles after they engaged in high-speed chases for traffic violations. Use of force is not authorized for moving vehicles unless the officer 'reasonably believes: (1) there exists an imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm to the officer or another person; and (2) no other means are available at that time to avert or eliminate the danger' (Halbfinger, 2000)....   [tags: police and law enforcement]
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Victims of Police Brutality: What would You Do? - What would you or someone you love was a victim of police brutality. Would you report it, fight it, or go on as if nothing happened. Despite research studies proving that the use of police brutality is a part of self-defense for the law enforcement, others opponents disagree on this research and feel they’re abusing their authority and using excessive force. Police brutality has been around for decades. In the 1960’s, African Americans were seeking to declare their rights to vote, march, or enter desegregated school caused conflicts with the white Americans and were trying to deny any Black citizen from joining anything that included white citizens, but because the African Americans knew th...   [tags: excessive force by law enforcement]
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An Argument About Fingerprinting Everyone in Canada - Question: Everyone in Canada should be fingerprinted and photographed to make law enforcement easier. Please provide an argument for and an argument against. For: Everyone in Canada should be photographed and fingerprinted because it would make it easier to catch criminals and over all make a law enforcement officer’s job less stressful. The reason for this would be that officers can identify who committed a crime by simply scanning a bank robber’s face from a surveillance camera then matching the photograph they took of him even 20 years ago (all because technology is moving so fast)....   [tags: law enforcement, crime, liberty] 518 words
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The War on Drugs: The House I live In Documentary - A Nameless Inmate shouts to the camera behind bars in the Documentary “The house I Live In, he shouted “Just wipe me out straight off the map for nothing. 57 years for a small rock . I wanna know why i’m treated like I murder somebody. The war on drugs, a war made invisible to society, but one of the most destructive wars in our nation today.Politician’s call it a successful proposition for the nation, following the motto- go hard or go home,Politician's Increasing the sentencing of drug related crimes by the hour, Law enforcements cleaning up the streets.Locking up every drug offender that cross their paths....   [tags: law enforcement, sentence, minorities] 927 words
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Field Practice and Experience within the Police Department - Over the course of the fall 2013 academic semester, I served as an intern to the Fort Worth Police Department. My time as a criminal justice major at Texas Christian University equipped me with the necessary tools of understanding how the judicial system works. However, the field practice and experiences I received working in the recruitment department of the Fort Worth Police Department helped me to better grasp how efficient and helpful law enforcement is to our communities and societal maintenance....   [tags: law enforcement, communities, maintance] 1691 words
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Using Crime Maps and Crime Mapping Techniques in Crimology - The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) stated in 2005, “Crimes are human phenomena; therefore, their distribution across the landscape is not geographically random ("What is crime-mapping," 2005).” The use of crime maps and crime mapping techniques within the study of criminology are hugely significant in identifying crime trends of the past and present as well as developing prevention methods for the future. For this paper, first crime mapping will be defined, then specifically looked at for an area which I have chosen, Douglas County, Nebraska....   [tags: prevention, law enforcement, gangs]
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The Effects of Fast Food on the Body: Why Active Police Officers Must Remain in Shape. - The Effects of Fast Food on the Body: Why Active Police officers must remain in shape. Many Americans have consumed fast food at least once in their lifetime, whether it is McDonalds or Taco Bell, Chipotle or Subway. Fast food can often times be the only readily available alternative food source in the busy everyday lives of the average American citizen. According to the Pew Research Center, on a daily basis 50 million Americans are served in fast food restaurants such as McDonalds or Taco Bell (Pew Research Center, 2014)....   [tags: law enforcement, nutrition, health]
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Public Policy on Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry - ... This 5% often does not help the farmers to cover the costs of production. This means that the market structure leaves the producers with little ability to make decisions and makes them unlikely to pursue active participation in the definition of international economic rules. Moreover, this forces the farmers to produce at the lowest possible cost, which affects the working conditions of farmers. Currently, children between the ages of 5-14 are actively employed in the cocoa industry. I have first hand knowledge of this due to not just having networked with representatives from African countries at the International Cocoa Organization, but also by being the descendant of cocoa farmers mys...   [tags: law enforcement, developmental aid] 663 words
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