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Police Officers Need for More Training - “There are three kinds of people in the world. There are wolves and there are sheep. And then there are those who protect the sheep from the wolves” (Christopher Shields qtd, Police Line). There are many sheep in the world, but for every sheep there is a wolf. In this quote, those protecting the sheep are police officers. The men and women of the police force choose to defend the “sheep” everyday. These “sheep” are everyday citizens, while the wolves are the criminals. Those protecting the sheep in this quote are often in danger just like police officers are often in danger while protecting citizens....   [tags: Security, Law Enforcement]
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Exploring Police Officers' Use of Discretion - Discretion is used by officers throughout the country; it gives them the choice to carry out law word by word, based on the input of the situation and surrounding circumstances around the officer it also gives them the choice to disobey the written law which usually ends up in tragic instances. This is why discretion is such a hot topic in the United States and throughout the world. One side argues that police officers are ill trained to properly carry out split second decisions. The other side of the argument claims that discretion saves countless lives of many civilians and police officers....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement] 827 words
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Police and Gratuities: The Slippery Slope - Gratuity Something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service. (Dictionary, 2010) When does a cup of coffee become a gratuity for a police officer. What is acceptable and what is not acceptable. If a police officer takes a free cup of coffee or a half priced meal does that make him vulnerable to take more. Does that act make the officer a bad officer or a corrupt officer. Does the person giving the gratuity expect something in return or is it just a gesture for the work the officer is doing....   [tags: Ethics, Law Enforcement]
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Evaluation of Police Officer Candidates - Workforce selection practices have become more prominent over the years, particularly with law enforcement recruitments. This enhanced use of process selection allows for more advanced methods of assessing police officers. One reason for this extreme emphasis on selection systems is the elimination of unqualified police recruit applicants, thus ensuring that monetary resources are not wasted on the ill-equipped (Cochrane., Tett., & Vandecreek, 2003). Several factors impact the potential success or failure of police recruits, including tertiary studies; efficient communication skills; previous moral and ethical behaviour and psychological adequacy of recruits....   [tags: Selection of Law Enforcement Candidates]
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The Opportunity of Marijuana Use - Marijuana, also known as cannabis, weed, dank or pot, has been around for years. It was never really an issue until the late 1990's to the early 2000's. It's been said that Marijuana has been a good use for medical purposes. With the way people use it nowadays its hard to try to get it legalized because of the abuse it gets on the streets. Government surveys indicate that senior high school students admit that getting marijuana is as easy as ordering burgers and fries at a local burger joint....   [tags: taxes, health, law enforcement] 847 words
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Mindfulness Programs in Police Departments - Mindfulness is a tool that can be used to improve any aspect of life. The field of law enforcement is very stressful. Within the field the people are surrounded by negativity nearly every day on and off the job. With traumatic events that occur at work being brought into their personal lives because a person simply cannot get the images or the idea of what happened out of their minds. This can lead to a negative side effect if not dealt with in the proper ways in order to safely and smartly get past the negatives of the job and only hold onto the positives that come with that line of work....   [tags: law enforcement field improvement]
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Failures of the Drug War - American law enforcement has made drug enforcement one of its highest priorities for almost forty years. However, more people than ever are beginning to question the true benefits of the Drug War. The President of the United States, Barack Obama has even referred to the Drug War as an “utter failure” in the YouTube video “Barack Obama on Marijuana Decriminalization (2004).” These kinds of negative opinions on the Drug War are not unjustified. The Drug War has cost Americans 33 billion dollars and countless lives (Miron Par....   [tags: America, Law Enforcement, Drugs]
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Analysis: R v. Harrison Case - The Ontario Provincial Police serve the province of Ontario in many functions, including the safety of traffic (Ontario Provincial Police , 2009). The safety of traffic is essential for a secure society; however when a law enforcement member deviates from legislated policing practices causing an unjustified accusation of a civilian, are the people of the Province of Ontario any safer. This issue can be examined in the case of R. v. Harrison, as Constable Bertoncello of the Ontario Provincial Police conducted a traffic stop of Bradley Harrison, which was not justified....   [tags: Ontario, Law Enforcement]
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To Punish or to Rehabilitate - The criminal justice system covers several parts of the operational aspects of the system including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Each and every aspect is of utmost importance in the successful function of the criminal justice system with the most questionable approach going to the decision to focus on the punishment or rehabilitation of offenders. The correctional process is entrusted with ensuring the safety of the public, the best alternative for handling each offender, while guaranteeing fairness is served to all....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement]
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Police Fraud: O.J. Simpson Case - Police corruption is a form of police misconduct in which law enforcement officers seek personal gain and abuse their power in order to achieve it. A common example of police corruption is the acceptance of bribes in exchange for not pursuing a suspect or even discontinuing an investigation. Another, more extreme, example is police officers falsifying evidence in order to secure the convictions of their suspects. When situations like these arise, individuals charged with a crime are doomed from the start....   [tags: law enforcement misconduct and corruption] 617 words
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Protectors of the Innocent - It was a cold, damp morning, around three A.M., when the call came out. It seems there had been a rape and beating of a small child, about six years old. The detectives were called in from their homes, where they had been sleeping. The officers were tired, groggy, and mad as hell at what had happened to the little girl. This is an awful tragedy that occurs all too often. Stories, like the one I just described, are played out weekly on the television show Law and Order S.V.U., where actors, playing Detectives Benson and Stabler, are the ones answering such calls....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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The New Police Model - The 'new' police model introduced in 1829 has been seen as revolutionary. Analyse its introduction and form, before commenting on how appropriate it remains now for contemporary society. INTRODUCTION Among the enormous quantity of valuable inheritances that England had given to several societies, the police’s establishment in 1829 has a relevant place. Captivating is the fact that the new police model begot significant changes in local society. First, because sparked controversial antagonism, and second, because of its successful develop has remarked an important reference to contemporary security forces....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Approaches to crime prevention - Approaches to crime prevention have emerged over time and are demonstrated in different solutions, practices, and policies executed by law enforcement, courts, corrections, family, and community. Some of the dominant approaches to crime prevention currently used by law enforcement, courts, corrections, family, and community are: situational crime prevention, crime prevention through social development, crime prevention through environmental design, community crime prevention, reduction of recidivism, and policing....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Communications Strategy]
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Technology and Crime Analysis - Technology and Crime Analysis Technology is used by every single criminal justice practitioner in some way, shape or form each and every day. When it comes to crime analysis technology is there to help with accurate analysis of the crime scene or evidence obtained. Some examples of the technology used in crime analysis include radios, telecommunications, computer, data storage and collection. Each technology has its own unique role during crime analysis, all are equally important. Computers, data storage and collection would be the main technology that is used to assist during crime analysis....   [tags: Evidence, Law Enforcement] 952 words
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Use of Force Continuum - ... While the precise progression of force varies significantly (especially the extensive gap between soft control and deadly force) among different agencies and jurisdictions, there is a common model cited in a U.S. government publication on use of force. However, to better illustrate how different agencies may use contradictory models for the same purpose, the U.S. Navy teaches a six-step model: Officer Presence, Verbal Commands, Soft Controls, Hard Controls, Intermediate Weapons, and Deadly Force....   [tags: law enforcement techniques]
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United States Border Patrol - Border Patrol The U.S. Border Patrol to me is very important to the United States of America and to me as well. Without the Border Patrol, America would be a goat standing in the middle of a wolf cage. The Border Patrol and their agents border the boundaries of America so we can be safe in our homes. People don’t realize how important any kind of law enforcement is, until the day that they need assistance comes. I don’t take our men and women who protect us Americans; it is something that not everyone can say that they have....   [tags: Safety, Law Enforcement, Immigration]
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Domestic Violence: Wronful Arrests - Unfortunately wrongful arrests happen way too often, as Setliff and I discussed. For example, a person may report having probable cause to claim domestic violence and request an arrest. Law enforcement must be vigilant to make sure they are handling domestic violence cases rightfully. Additionally, if an arrest is made, prosecutors should use the same care and caution in order to accurately charge offenders, and prosecute those offenders who truly do pose threat to victims. It wasn’t until recently that attitudes regarding domestic violence have been taken seriously....   [tags: offenders, law enforcement, policy]
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Working Dogs and Handlers - Working Dogs and Handlers Police officers work with special units that make use of their dogs’ skills. Thornton says, “They work fire scenes; public transportation venues, such as subway stations, train stations, or airports; and large public events that may be the subject of bomb threats. They may also check vehicles or buildings for drugs or other contraband,” (Chapter 28). The Central Intelligence Agency; the U.S Postal Service; the Secret Service; the Drug Enforcement Administration and many more use dogs in their teams....   [tags: legal issues, law enforcement]
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Overview of Cyber Security - Online security breaching is criminal activity that can happen from any part of the world through the hacking of any infrastructure. Most breaches are done through the falsifying and personal information or even a breach of security stemming from lack of security. Now that more and more crime is happening over the internet there many different aspects to security as a whole. Due to the drastic increase in modern cybercrime the police, information technology specialists, detectives, and even the government need to work together to find a solution....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Technology Issues]
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United States Marshal Service - The United States Marshal Service (USMS) is a part of the Department of Justice. The United States Marshal Service occupies ninety-four United States Marshals, all appointed by the president. One Marshal is appointed to each federal court district. The headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. This is the oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement service. Although this service is often overlooked, it is critical in maintaining order in law enforcement. This service arrests approximately 337 fugitives every day....   [tags: service, law enforcement, program]
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Police Corruption in Arizona - Police Corruption is something that has been and still is infecting our nation’s police departments since the founding of law enforcement over 300 years ago. The very people that you are supposed to trust to stop criminals are becoming criminals themselves. Arizona is no exception to the point that there is story after story of officers using their “discretion” and abusing their power. CMRJI.com is operated by currently employed and retired city managers and these managers have conducted research on every state in regards to police and government corruption....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Power, Abuse]
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Code of Ethics Violations - ... He asked for a lighter sentence because Hall simply was a follower, not leading Collins. During the year of 2005, the narcotics department consisted only of Andrew Collins. It wasn’t until 2006 that Hall was transferred to the Narcotics Unit from the School Resource Officer position in June of 2006. During the time that Collins was testifying in court, he informed the judge that he had told Hall of his unethical activities and that he had been doing it to increase arrest numbers so he could do a better job....   [tags: Benton Harbor law enforcement]
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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent - Florida is losing the war on drugs though financial attrition. The economic impact of substance abuse in the Sunshine State is estimated to be roughly 6% of the state’s gross domestic product (Miami 20). Contributing to the problem is the myopic view of a judicial system that chooses to impose harsh criminal penalties, including incarceration, on non-violent offenders with minor possession charges. Increasing budgetary constraints, leading to fewer available resources, contrast harshly with the rapidly growing substance abuse....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Surveillance Cameras - Surveillance Cameras How are kids safe at night. Do they roam the streets without adult supervision. Are drug dealers taking over the streets. Are drivers nervous of everyone else’s bad driving habits. Although some believe law enforcement cameras invade privacy and disrupt everyday lives, cameras help keep citizens safe. “Police departments across Great Britain credit cameras with dramatic crime reduction, citing such impressive results as 75 percent drop in Airdrie, Scotland, a 68 percent reduction in Glasgow, Scotland, and a 57 percent drop in Northampton” (Taylor 44+)....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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State Police Department Memorandum - The purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with some information on the expected ethical conduct of all State police officers and employees with the State Police Department. It has been brought to my attention that there are several ethical violations that are being carried out on a regular routine by the police officers and staff of this department. This memo will explain the ethical dilemmas that are faced everyday by the officers of this department and what is expected of each and everyone....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Who's Got the Credit? - What is the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of police officers. To many people the term “police officers” refers to the cold-blooded murderers who take advantage of their powers, the bastards who write tickets, the oppressors who stop freedom by beating protestors, the racists who locked up my kids, and many more negative connotations. Such connotations are engraved in people's minds through our “honorable and reliable” media, in which corruption flows like blood in our bodies. Every time an incident with New York City police happens, the media blows it up with the help of its own favorite, Reverend Al Sharpton....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Investigating a home burglary - A home burglary investigation, the objectives of this type of investigation, and how the objectives will relate to a successful completion. The first objective of a home burglary investigation is crime detection. Typically a home burglary is reported by the homeowner, once they have returned from being away. It could be found by the detection of property loss, or a forced entry point. A report by neighbors who keep an eye on their neighborhood and observe the burglary in progress is another example of crime detection....   [tags: law enforcement]
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High-Performance Police - High Performance Police High-performance police organizations involve different approaches to the way law enforcement handle emergency situations. Law enforcement officer’s duties include focusing on the concerns and safety of average citizens. They must embrace the daunting challenge of radically transforming their organizations and their organizational cultures (Henry & Bratton, 2003). Policing can deal with the communities, organizations, budgets, and strategies to most effective actions to engage in challenging situations (Henry & Bratton, 2003)....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Interrogation Techniques - Interrogation is a conversation, between a law enforcement officer and a person who is suspected of committing a crime or assisting others to commit a crime (AIU Online, 2007). Interrogations are used in many occasions. They are done to get someone to confess to something, weather it is a crime or giving out information of a crime or someone. When conducting an interrogation the interrogator has to have confidence and creativity. If you do not feel confident in interrogating someone it will show and the person will not give up on information that you want....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Court Systems and Criminal Justice - The two types branches of our court systems is the duel court system (Bohm & Haley, 2010, p 288). Each system in the Federal or State side contains numerous possibilities in their jurisdiction with their authority to of the court to hear and decide cases (Bohm & Haley, 2010, p 288). However, the two courts described are: Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction and Trial courts of General Jurisdiction. Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction is a state court that is referred to as the “lower court”; interestingly some states have no formal legal training requirements to serve as a judge in this type of court....   [tags: Law, criminal justice, law enforcement]
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The Legal System - In my opinion the purpose of the legal system involves many things. The legal system provides everyone a fair and equal trail in the eyes of the law without prejudice. You are innocent until proven guilty and judged by a jury of your peers. The legal system helps to derive, enact, and enforce laws to protect society and ensure domestic tranquility. Victims can get the justice they deserve when someone disrupts their daily lives and generates physical, mental, and/or emotional pain. The Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School will teach me things I never knew and help me to become the best lawyer I can be....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Perspectives on Crime - Crime has a different effect on every person that is a part of the situation. Just as no two people have the same reaction to a medication, no two people have the same reaction to a situation dealing with a crime. The law enforcement officer that steps onto the scene has been trained to deal with the situation in a professional and removed manner. This allows the officer to help everyone involved in the most effective way possible. The victim, however, is emotionally invested into the situation because the crime personally attacked their sense of safety....   [tags: law enforcement, medications, criminals] 1050 words
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Psychopathic Serial Killers - Serial killers are some of the most cunning, dangerous people we have in society. Not only do they have a set of skills that helps them be manipulative, but they feel no remorse for their actions. These are the kind of people who scientists, along with the media wish to uncover. The mind of a killer is the most complex thing of all; it separates them away from the everyday society, but also draws in the curious and brave. Classifying a serial murderer is something law enforcement has been trying to figure out for years....   [tags: psychological impairment, law enforcement] 1498 words
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Preventing Wrongful Convictions - Every time an innocent person is exonerated based on DNA testing, law enforcement agencies look at what caused the wrongful convictions. There are many issues that contribute to putting guiltless lives behind bars including: eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, imperfect forensic science, and more (Gould and Leo 18). When a witness is taken into a police station to identify a suspect, it is easy for their memories to be blurred and their judgment influenced. This can lead the witness to identify a suspect who is actually innocent....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Crime, Innocence]
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Cybercrime Auto Fraud - Fraud in a very general term is the crime of deceiving a person in order to get them to give up something in value, usually money and usually to the criminal himself or a group of criminals. This paper will be discussing cybercrime fraud, specifically cybercrime auto fraud, the type of scams associated with cybercrime auto fraud, the criminal profile of a cybercriminal fraud, law enforcement initiatives to combat this type of fraud and the penalties that go along with committing this type of fraud....   [tags: scams, internet, law enforcement] 1429 words
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Perceptions on the Use of Lethal Force - In society today we see and hear a lot about the use of lethal force. Law Enforcement and the public perceive the use of lethal force in many different ways. Sometimes these opinions cause chaos within society and law enforcement agencies. In this paper there will be an analysis of how perceptions on the use of lethal force varies between the public and law enforcement agencies whether it be local, state, or government agencies. To start off, what exactly is considered lethal force in todays society....   [tags: law enforcement, physical force, death]
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American Justice System -   Section one Generally, crime and law enforcement television programs have been tremendously popular, with constantly elevated ratings over time. More than a quarter of all prime time shows from the 1960s to the 1990s have centred on subjects of crime or criminal justice, which comprise the biggest single subject matter on television today, across all types of programming (Weigel and Jessor, 1999). Drawing on Carlson's (2001) review of the literature, we observe that these studies have characteristically enclosed five main interconnected areas: knowledge of and information on the system, compliance, rights, police images, and violence and victimization....   [tags: Crime, Law Enforcement]
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Probation Officers Methodology - Historically, probation officers have performed both rehabilitative and law enforcement functions, especially in juvenile probation. In a rehabilitative role the probation officer serves as a social case worker, a counselor whose primary concerns are generally in the best interest of the offender. In this role, a probation officer must know how to interview, how to obtain facts about an offender’s background, how to identify and distinguish surface from underlying problems, what community resources exist, and how to make referrals to such resources....   [tags: corrections, law enforcement] 930 words
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Administration Interview Report - Administration Interview Report While doing this project I interviewed Lieutenant Harris of the Hattiesburg Police Department. Lieutenant Harris has been on the force about ten years and a Lieutenant for two years. He leads both the strike team and the net team for Hattiesburg Police Department. Furthermore, with his law enforcement experience and leadership experience, I chose different questions that he could relate too and that pertain to the class. The first question I asked Lieutenant Harris was, did he consider himself a leader or a manager....   [tags: law enforcement and leadership qualities] 1131 words
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The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 - The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was a federal law enacted by congress in 1878 to restrict the federal governments from utilizing the Air Force and Army powers in civil law enforcement functions. The law ensures that civilian police agencies are directly responsible for all law enforcement functions in the United States, and the Armed Forces are responsible for fighting American wars abroad. The military can only be used as law enforcement in America if it specifically authorized. The Posse Comitatus Act was enacted in 1878 to remove federal troops from Southern territories after the Civil War....   [tags: military, authorized, war, law enforcement]
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A Comparison of Private and Public Criminal Investigation - Criminal investigators are professionals in the law enforcement team who try to solve crimes, prevent the occurrence of future crimes, and searching and detaining suspects. The two categories of criminal investigators are private and public criminal investigators. The level of training that these professionals go through is different which leads us to the differences between public and private criminal investigations. Differences and Similarities One major difference between public and private investigator is the training that they have to go through before they qualify to do criminal investigations....   [tags: Law Enforcement, criminal justice system]
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Temperance Act: Frances Willards's We Sang Rock of Ages - Did you know that in the 1920s the American government poisoned alcoholic beverages to stop excessive use of it from the consumers. Of course, this happened during Prohibition which was the America government’s attempt to stop and illegalize the manufacture and marketing of beer. Surprisingly, Prohibition lasted from 1920 until 1933.Throughout the prohibition period, many famous and infamous leaders rose, such as Alphonse Capone, Carry Nation, and Adolphus Busch. Expectedly the use of alcohol during the 1920s caused strong and respectable men to become diverted dull and to be extremely abusive to their spouse and children; therefore causing it to be a necessity to be abolished in the eyes of...   [tags: Prohibition, Corrupt Law Enforcement]
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Should New York State repeal the SAFE act? - Should NYS repeal the SAFE Act. The Most opposed piece of legislation in state history. If you own a firearm in New York State you know about the secure ammunition and firearms enforcement act or SAFE act for short. What you may not know about it though is much more important. What most people don’t realize is that this law is under more opposition than any other law in the state’s history “As of 3/11/2013, we've had 127,715 people sign the petition!” (New York senator Kathleen Marchione). There are many explanations why....   [tags: legislation, firearms, law enforcement, crime]
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Just and Unjust Laws: Should the Unjust Laws be Obeyed? - "One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." Martin Luther King's words, which just correspond with the above assertion, perfectly tell us what to do in face of laws, either just or unjust. To be sure, modern laws are made to express the general will, a will that aims at the common good. This means that laws in most cases intend to protect every social member’s rights under the principle of justice and fairness....   [tags: judicial, law enforcement] 750 words
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Racial Profiling by Police Is Ineffective and Reduces Public Safety - Racial Profiling is law enforcement and private security practices that disproportionately target people of color for investigation and enforcement. Racial Profiling occurs across the United States and an overwhelming number of Hispanics and African Americans, including children, are being stopped. Some may say “racial profiling is an ineffective and degrading practice that violates civil rights” while others say that it is “necessary to counter terrorism and reduce crime.” In my opinion, stop and frisk is unfair and against citizens constitutional rights therefore, making it illegal and horrible, but I do believe it’s a tactic taken by police to ensure no crimes are happenin...   [tags: law enforcement & private security practices] 949 words
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Changes in Operations are Needed for Future Threats and Terrorism in the United States - Threats and terrorism will always exist and are constantly evolving. Even after the dreadful 9/11 attacks, terrorists remain diligent at planning attacks against the United States and its allies. Although not on the same scale as the 9/11 attacks, terrorists have successfully executed plots in the United States, the United Kingdom and France. For example, on April 15, 2013, an attack at the Boston Marathon occurred, killing three people and injuring 264 individuals. In the United Kingdom, on 7 July 2005, the London bombing incidents took place....   [tags: transnational crimes, law enforcement, security]
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Affects of Job Related Stress in Police Officers - When it comes to police officers, people often think about times they’ve been pulled over or the television show ‘COPS’. Just like anything else, a person’s perception of police officers and their work depends on previous interactions with them and what they have seen in the media. What is often overlooked by the general public, are the stressors that police officers face in their field of work and how such stress can affect their personal lives. There are several cases in which researchers studied the cause and effect of work related stress and what effects there are on people in law enforcement....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Police Officers, Cops]
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Bystander Effect : The Dark Figure of Crime - ... However, both of these things had far less of an influence when it came to the mock crime scene. This suggests that personal morals and values about doing the right thing in theory are extremely important to people, but when it comes to applying these morals or values they are outweighed by conforming to the norm and doing what is in our personal best interest. To further build upon this study Conner, Geis, Hutson and Ruggiero compared how people react to a simulation or mock crime and how they react to an actual crime....   [tags: unreported crimes, fbi, law enforcement]
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The Positive Relationship Between Public Officials and Corruption - In present time, part of our society is dependent on the law enforcement, which are supposed to keep our community and environment safe and out of trouble. Police officers are part of a branch in law enforcement that helps contribute in the enforcement of certain restrictions and rules to the society in transforming and keeping it a healthy environment. Law officials have been in existence for the majority of the time, but have now been bribed into letting particular situations slide by. It has converted into controversial issue and common situation, where now it is possible to be seen anywhere....   [tags: law enforcement, law officials, police corruption]
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The Hard Life of the Amazon - ... Arcadio had been killed. His assassination has not been solved but it is presumably related to the fact that he, as his community leader, denounced the invasion of the Inga territory and the plunder of its natural resources. His family lost a pillar for preserving life, in the words of the indigenous people, and a hope for promotion of human sustainable development, in the words of the non-indigenous people. As for me, I lost the protagonist of one of my best memories. In the Amazon rainforest, sustaining the current and future life is a difficult task....   [tags: law, enforcement, ability, needs, conflict] 1208 words
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Drug Trafficking: An Ongoing Battle - Drug trafficking is a prohibited, global trade that involves the production, the distribution, and the sales of drugs. It is a topic that has become a very large issue all over the world. It also has had a very big effect on many different countries because they often depend on the business that the drug trafficking creates. Since it has become such a problem, there have been many different efforts to put a stop to drug trafficking by different enforcement agencies. A website about drug statistics, drugabuse.net, indicated that the Drug Enforcement Agency or DEA, as it is well known as, makes over thirty thousand arrests each year dealing with the illegal sales or distribution of drugs....   [tags: DEA, law enforcement, drug trade]
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Does Racial Profiling Actually Occur - The concern about racial profiling is erupting throughout the nation. Many cities and states have decided to study racial profiling, or how race and ethnicity may play a part in traffic stops by law enforcement in their jurisdictions. There seems to be a generally accepted understanding of what profiling is. Profiling is the law-enforcement practice of scrutinizing certain individuals based on characteristics thought to indicate a likelihood of criminal behavior. Yet, there are two variations concerning the application of racial profiling....   [tags: law enforcement, police, traffic profiling]
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The Problem of Police Brutality - Television stations, newspapers, and even tabloids are getting involved in a sensitive subject, police brutality. It is more and more common to turn on a television or read a paper and see a headline like, “Police brutally beat a homeless man”. There are many cases of police using excessive force or corruption within a department and even debates on whether high speed pursuits are necessary(Deshon 2014). It may be that officers may not have a full comprehension of their oath of office or the ethical code they attained; it could also be that they are corrupt cops....   [tags: Law Enforcement, criminal justice, policing]
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Ron Williamson, The Innocent Man - The relationship between law enforcement and prosecutors, which goes hand-in-hand, can’t be overlooked. Evidence of a crime that detectives and law enforcement discover is as equally important as a good trial on part of the prosecution. If detectives aren’t able to find good solid evidence – that case usually isn’t bothered in being pursued. Several years ago, in the late 80’s, there was a murder case in Southeastern Oklahoma which now serves as a tragic example to the need for honest, constitutional work in the criminal justice system....   [tags: prosecution, law enforcement, criminal justice]
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Comprehensive Incendiary Investigation - After looking at the five steps in comprehensive incendiary investigation it looks like a form of scientific method used in many other areas of fire investigation. The five steps are fire scene investigation, assessment of investigative needs, formulation and evaluation of a strategy, implementation of strategic plan and presentation of formal investigation. The five steps, like the scientific method, they have a beginning, middle and end. After I go over the five steps then I will identify the methodology in securing the interview, identify the interviews I will need and I will list some question....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Correction Officer Burnout - At any given time, a single corrections officer, can expect to be outnumbered by upwards of 400 inmates (Conover, 2011). It can be chilling to work in the midst of hundreds of inmates, some of which initiate attacks and inappropriate relationships. However, other issues have impacted the psychological health and physical safety of the staff. Detrimental factors have included heavy workloads, the prisons physical structure, and a lack of support from both peers and superiors. Each workplace issue has been in addition to role problems, specifically role ambiguity and role conflict (Schaufeli & Peeters, 2011)....   [tags: Law Enforcement ] 1756 words
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Leadership and Organization Structure - ... He may be told to do routine traffic stops based on racial profiling versus violation. The Court system shares common features of a bureaucratic system. Although formal in nature, the courts are structured as a decentralized organization where the judge, defense attorney and prosecutor wear no uniform, no gun, no badge and in some ways act independently (Stohr & Collins, 2014). Without a formal structure, the court would be hard pressed to follow the letter of the law in accordance with the United States Constitution (Zalman, 2011)....   [tags: corrections system, law enforcement agencies]
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The USA Patriot Act - USA Patriot Act After the devastating attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, this country scrambled to take action to provide future protection. New techniques had to be developed to protect the nation from the menace of terrorism. Along with the new techniques came the decision to enact laws that some believed crossed the threshold of violating civil liberties this county and those living in it were guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. “On October 26, 2001, the Public Law 107-56, Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, also known as the USA Patriot Act, was signed into effect” (Stern, 2004,...   [tags: civil liberties, surveillance, law enforcement]
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MS-13: A Dangerous Gang - For many Americans MaraSalvatrucha or commonly known on the streets as (MS-13) is an unfamiliar gang but to (FBI) Federal Bureau Investigation,(ATF) Alcohol, Tabaco, Firearms and Explosives, and local law enforcement agencies,MS-13 is an uprising globalized menace of ruthless criminals who are growing in numbers exponentially. These plagues of criminals are not only making their mark here in the United States but they are deeply rooted in their country of origin, El Salvador and all throughout Central America with the exception of Costa Rica and Panama....   [tags: Law Enforcement, gangs, criminal justice]
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Police and Higher Education - The article Police and Higher Education: Where are We Now by Roy Roberg and Scott Bonn discuss and review past articles and ideas about whether or not police officers should be required to have earned a college degree in order to qualify a position in law enforcement within the United States. The first person who believed in the idea that police officers should be required to hold a college degree in order to be qualified for a position was August Vollmer. August Vollmer was “the father of American police professionalism” (Walker & Katz, 2011)....   [tags: college degrees for law enforcement agents] 922 words
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Reducing Police Shootings: A Look at Albuquerque Police Department Shootings - Are the police warranted in self-defense or are the police using excessive force and how does this ratio of shootings in Albuquerque compare to other cities in similar size and population. The fallout shows the sides of two groups of people who believe they are in the right. The activists against police involved shootings believe that the officers of Albuquerque react to situations with deadly force too often and necessitate changes. The supporters of the police force believe that the shootings are higher in Albuquerque because suspects in the area give police more reason to use deadly force, however, APD agreed to ratify its amended policies to satisfy the public....   [tags: Law Enforcement, policing]
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Elements and Functions of Communication - ... Informal channels are another way of communicating. These are just the random conversations amongst the departments, often known as gossip. This channel can be as random as two paralegals clarifying a case status to the attorney. This channel is needed to link the numerous departments in order to solve cases or to help a client who has just been released. There are occasions where barriers occur but knowing how to avoid those hurdles is also another form of effective communication. How information travels within your organization and how it relates to the basic communications model Within the agency I interned, there is a lot of strength within their communication....   [tags: methods for law enforcement]
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Texting and Driving - “It’s the number one killer of teens” (Clark, 2013). A war is waging on throughout the streets of America. Everyday people risk their lives by driving. The enemy. Texting while driving. It is the act of composing, sending, or reading text messages while behind the wheels of a running vehicle. Driving under this influence is extremely careless and dangerous to others and is likely to cause accidents resulting in injuries or deaths. This problem is on the rise because the only ones with the power to make an impact against ending this war are law makers and law enforcement....   [tags: law enforcement, text message, habit]
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Reforming the Nineteenth Century Police System - Reforming the Nineteenth Century Police System American cities of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had problems with crime, vice, and disorder. Some urbanites complained about the extent of prostitution, brawling and robbery. Yet few cities felt cities felt impelled to make subsequent changes in the traditional pattern of night watch and unsalaried police officers before the 1830s. There are many reasons for problems getting worse in American cities. One reason for this is that serious crimes, by the standard of subsequent decades at any rate, were infrequent....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 4047 words
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Technology Assessment on GIS and Crime Mapping - Technology Assessment on GIS and Crime Mapping Introduction The role of law enforcement agencies is to “serve and protect” society. The advancement in technology has improved their role by providing many opportunities for law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze data at crime scenes and in the crime labs more efficiently and more accurately. Another way technology has entered the law enforcement field is in the form of crime mapping through the use of geographic information science. Utilizing crime mapping allows law enforcement agencies to collect spatial data and display the data on maps to analyze trends in criminal activity in particular areas of a community....   [tags: Technology Law Enforcement Police] 1787 words
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Career Opportunities in the Criminal Justice System - Crime has been a part of our lives for thousands of years. According to the Christian Bible some of the first crimes date back to the earliest people. Reports of theft and murder occur throughout the Bible. Presently all types of crimes are happening all of the time. With crime comes the need for punishment. Modern punishments for offenses in our country include things as minor as community service hours or as severe as the death penalty depending on the crime. The people who enforce these punishments make up the criminal justice system....   [tags: Law Enforcement Careers] 1518 words
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Federal Air Marshals - Over the years the men and women that risk their lives by boarding planes under a false identity to protect us have been called many things. The names range from simple, “Sky Marshal” to more complicated “Civil Aviation Security Liaison Officers.” No matter what they have been called through the years one thing has always stayed the same. The United States Federal Air Marshals have always been a group of our finest law enforcement officers that give up the luxury traditional police work to sit next to crying babies and old talkative ladies all day....   [tags: federal law enforcement, sky marshal]
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Disaster Mental Health - DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH Based on the scenario, local law enforcement agencies would already be aware of the situation. The Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management has been mobilized. The obvious supposition would be that the incident commander has already notified the Arkansas State Department of Emergency Management, specifically Anthony Coy, and the Northwest Arkansas Area Coordinator that encompasses Craighead County, at (870) 935-3094, which is located at 511 Union, Room 010, Jonesboro, AR 72401....   [tags: Law Enforcement Agencies, Disaster Prepardeness]
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Terry vs. Ohio: Stop Question and Frisk - The Stop and Frisk program, set by Terry vs. Ohio, is presently executed by the New York Police Department and it grant police officers the ability to stop a person, ask them question and frisk if necessary. The ruling has been a NYPD instrument for a long time. However, recently it has produced a lot of controversy regarding the exasperating rate in which minorities, who regularly fell under assault and irritated by the police. The Stop, Question and Frisk ruling should be implemented correctly by following Terry’s vs....   [tags: law enforcement policies and procedure]
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What Are The Effects Of Cyberbullying? - Cyberbullying is defined in legal glossaries as the use of communication technologies that support deliberate, repeated, and/or hostile actions by an individual or group to harm another or others(“Definition”). Cyberbullying has many ways of getting around. The hurtful information used in cyberbullying can be transferred by cell phones, computers, tablets and even other communication tools such as social media sites and emails. You will usually find cyberbullying in the form of text, photos, and video(“What Is Cyberbullying”)....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Suicide]
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The Job of Police Officers - The Job of Police Officers      A police officer’s duty is to maintain public order, preventing, and detecting crime. The concept of police officers, also known as cops, and law enforcement has been around ever since the ancient Romans had a theory that an organization of “peacekeepers” would reduce the crime and violence being committed. This theory stuck with society and is still around today. People of law enforcement have a mission when they step into their police car, that mission is to enforce the rules of conduct or law....   [tags: Police Law Enforcement Essays]
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Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Gratuities but Were Afraid to Ask - ... If a gratuity is given with pure innocence and just with gratitude by the community to law enforcement agents, this is referred to as a gift. However, with the intention of receiving special privileges such as more police presence or overlooking minimal violations from the police are not considered to be a gift of gratitude. The caveats of gratuities resulting in corruption are reasons why opponents are decisive on eliminating gratuities. However, if the law enforcement agency has the capability to limit these caveats, this would result in a positive perception of gratuities....   [tags: pros, cons, corruption, ethics of law enforcement] 3219 words
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Into the Kill Zone: A Cop´s Eye View of Deadly Force - Into the Kill Zone: A Cop’s Eye View of Deadly Force, by David Klinger, explores the effects that shooting a deadly weapon will have on law enforcement officers. The author interviews over eighty men and women from a number of police agencies spread across four states. He conducts these interviews to note the pre and post mental conceptions police officers have after shooting a gun in the line of duty. Klinger shares his interviewees’ stories in the novel to show readers how pulling the trigger of a gun can cause a variety of issues both within and outside of a police officer’s life....   [tags: David Klinger, safety, law enforcement, officer]
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How to Run a Successful Security Agency - Introduction Over ages man has had to base their peace and tranquillity on assurance of security. To this end, endless efforts have been put to place and immense resources utilised in an effort to enhance security. One of such efforts has been the establishment of law enforcement agencies. They are mandated with the role of ensuring that man is not only safe, but also that safety is not breached and those with contrary perceptions are brought to justice. The agencies are thus given societal mandate to not only apprehend those with motives to breach the much sort after peace, but to also investigate them and gather incriminating evidence, where the same can be proved of their interior motives...   [tags: police, sheriff, law enforcement, public safety]
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The Use of Police Technology - While suspects are getting smarter by using more technical and advance ways of committing their crimes. Law enforcement has tried to keep up and even get one step in front of the criminals by finding more advanced technology. This paper will show just some of the new technology that law enforcement has started using in helping capture criminals. It will also show some of the technology that has come out to track the criminals that have been caught in the past. As the criminals come out with new ways to commit crimes law enforcement must keep up with their tactics....   [tags: taser x26, law enforcement, crime mapping]
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Police Pursuits - There are virtually an unlimited amount of aspects about police work that places them in harm’s way every day. Some of which officers are trained to mitigate and exercise some form of control over while others are mostly out of police control. Vehicle pursuit is one instance where police have little control over and thus must adopt a mostly reactionary response rather than a proactive approach. Police officer training and preparation for such pursuits are conducted during their initial phases of training and some receive advanced Emergency Vehicle Operational and Control (EVOC) training that they will bring back to their respective agencies to provide training for the rest of their fellow of...   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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The Impact of Police Technology - Technology is modifying the way police departments function. It is crucial for law enforcement agencies to stay up-to-date with continuing technological evolutions. In this essay, I will identify four trends in technology as they relate to police operations. I will describe the future police operation models of the four trends in technology that I have chosen. I will describe in detail the impact that the use of these technology items has on law enforcement agencies and the public. Due to the numerous complaints and lawsuits file claiming racial profiling, law enforcement agencies hunted for aggressive ways to end partiality policing....   [tags: law enforcement, evolution, car video camera]
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Police and Racial Profiling - The term “racial profiling” is used by agencies of law enforcement to describe an individual’s race or ethnicity as a factor in articulating reasonable suspicion to stop, question, or arrest an individual (Racial Profiling 2001: 1). Police officers have the discretion to make decisions regarding whom they stop. However, if any law enforcement employee profiles potential suspects based on their race or ethnicity they violate the civil rights of the individual. If you suspect someone of a crime based on their race and ethnicity you are violating the civil rights of these minority groups....   [tags: Law Enforcement Racism Essays]
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