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The Police Force - ... However, the Australian Police Minister’s Council has announced their dedication to tertiary education in the Direction in Australasian Policing 2005 – 2008 stating that they have an “Ongoing commitment to educational and career development framework for the continuing development of police employees” (Australian Police Ministers’ Council, 2005). In another recent study which was over a 10 year period followed a group of 84 police officers and analysed how their achieved education levels played a role in their job; by tracking their performance and promotions (Truxillo, 1998)....   [tags: American History, Police Training] 1828 words
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The Public's Confidence in the Police and their Pledges - One of the police pledges which were put forward was to make sure they kept the public’s confidence in the way the police work and capture offenders. However as time has past the public’s confidences with the police have started to fade as the police begin to show flaws within the way they work. For example the way they treat offenders and victims, the delayed response to reported crime, the exposure of institutional racism and racial attitudes to offenders and victims. These factors were exposed by the media causing the police and government to come under heavy criticism on the way they work, even to this day the police still come under criticism on the way they deal with criminal situations....   [tags: Police, public, ] 2616 words
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Police Force and Discretion - ... Thus, when police use the necessary amount of force they are not held accountable for a needed increase, but in fact will be looked down upon by fellow officers if a rookie does not show the necessary aggression. Police use discretion through weighing the costs and benefits of each situation (Wilson, 1968). The helpfulness of their choice is much more important than obeying their duty or moral. Thus, when normal force is explained it is done under the pretense of justifiably. To recap, normal force is simply the force used under police discretion that is neither legally taught nor brutal (Hunt, 1985)....   [tags: Public Safety, Police Discretion] 758 words
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Police Brutality - Police brutality remains one of the most serious and divisive human rights violations in the United States. The excessive use of force by police officers persists because of overwhelming barriers to accountability. This fact makes it possible for officers who commit human rights violations to escape due punishment and often to repeat their offenses. Police or public officials greet each new report of brutality with denials or explain that the act was an aberration, while the administrative and criminal systems that should deter these abuses by holding officers accountable instead virtually guarantee them impunity (Williams 45)....   [tags: Society Injustice Police]
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The Discretion of the Police - In this paper, I will be writing about Police Discretion. I will start by defining Police Discretion then briefly discuss the use of discretion in domestic disturbances, minor misdemeanors, and traffic enforcement. I will also discuss the application of police discretion, the provisions it uses and how it is currently practiced. At the end of these brief descriptions, I will then present the myth that exists in regards to police discretion. And finally, I will end this paper with my personal opinion as well as a brief conclusion....   [tags: Police Officers Laws Safety Essays]
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Police Discretion - Police Discretion Police discretion by definition is the power to make decisions of policy and practice. Police have the choice to enforce certain laws and how they will be enforced. “Some law is always or almost always enforced, some is never or almost never enforced, and some is sometimes enforced and sometimes not” (Davis, p.1). Similarly with discretion is that the law may not cover every situation a police officer encounters, so they must use their discretion wisely. Until 1956, people thought of police discretion as “taboo”....   [tags: Police Crime Criminal Descretion Essays]
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Police Brutality - Police Brutality In recent years, police actions, particularly police abuse, has come into view of a wide, public and critical eye. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who are supposed to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and receipt of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens' rights are taken advantage of by police....   [tags: Research Police Enforcement Law Essays]
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Police and Corruption - Missing Works Cited Police and Corruption The police. Twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year, this division of our government has a mandate to enforce the criminal law and preserve public peace. Understood in this mandate is an obligation to police everyday life matters that originate in the daily lives and activities of citizens within their community. Police interact in some form with the average citizen more often than any other government official. In society today the police play a key role in maintaining a civil society....   [tags: Civil Law Criminal Police Law Enforcement] 1400 words
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Protecting Police Officers - Protecting Police Officers Would you risk your life for a million bucks. A police officer or deputy does it for a lot less. Those words were displayed on a huge billboard sign located along a Maryland roadway. Law enforcement officers (LEOs) all across the United States do this on a daily basis. However, in the State of Maryland, the penalties for assaulting a police dog are tougher than for assaulting a police dog’s handler (Abruzzese, 2005). In Maryland, assaulting LEOs is considered the equivalent to a citizen assaulting another citizen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Police] 1345 words
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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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Police Pursuits of Criminals - Police Pursuits of Criminals      There has been a heated debate over the last few years whether police chases are worth the risk of public safety to catch a fleeing criminal. Each year these hot pursuits end in the arrest of thousands of criminals wanted for a wide array of crimes. At the same time it can cause injury and some times even death.      There is a huge misconception that police are out chasing the red-light violator or the burned-out tail light criminal. This is not the case at all....   [tags: Criminal Crime Police Essays] 1115 words
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Is Excessive Force in Police Brutality Related to Race - The perception of excessive force has been fiercely debated for the last two to three decades. With continuous civil disobedience, increasing cases of police brutality are growing at an exponential rate. Often cases of police brutality are brought to our attention through public media showcasing very disturbing and sometimes unlawful situations. Some may say that prejudice toward certain ethnicities may be the root cause of this recent influx. However, some may say that resulting social inequalities towards certain ethnicities may bring about frustration thus causing police officers to use more force more often....   [tags: racism, excessive force, police, violence]
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Internship with the Police Department - Internship with the Police Department Throughout my one hundred and twenty-hour experience with the Gloversville Police Department, I learned many skills, values and the ways of this Police Department. Many of the calls and situations I went to often could relate to a certain theory that I learned in any of my law classes. I would recommend any student majoring in Criminal Justice to try to take an internship with a local law enforcement agency. I am currently signed up for the civil service test for Gloversville Police Department, If I do qualify for the Police I believe that this internship will give me a huge head start....   [tags: Internship Police Department Criminal Essays] 2172 words
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Use of Excessive Force by Police - Use of Excessive Force by Police Introduction: Police officers are given a significant amount of discretion simply due to the nature of the job. Officers are faced with many threatening situations forcing them to react quickly yet appropriately. They have the power to infringe upon any citizen's rights to freedom and therefore they must use this power effectively. One major concern with the amount of discretion officers have is their power to decide when to use force or when to use lethal force....   [tags: Police Law Legal Force Essays]
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The Word Police by Michiko Kakutani - The Word Police by Michiko Kakutani Michiko Kakutani's essay “The Word Police” is a refreshing look at a literary world policed by the Politically Correct (P.C.). She pokes fun at the efforts of P.C. policepersons such as Rosalie Maggio, author of The Bias-Free Word Finder, a Dictionary of Nondiscriminatory Language . But in mocking authors like Maggio, Kakutani emphasizes that efforts of the P.C. police are often exaggerated to the point of silliness and can even become a linguistic distraction from the real issues....   [tags: The Word Police Michiko Kakutani Essays]
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The Police - Sidney approached the entrance leading to the stairs and the bed waiting above. Not much time for sleep since leaving Sunday, and the need weighed heavily upon him. “Wha—what took place here?” Police tape barred his way. On the apartment and not the restaurant, he thought; don’t think care for the explanation. The answer meant something happened to Sally, which gave digestion trouble. His key turned in the lock and he warily pushed the door open. He ducked the tape, and headed up the stairs. A stair squeaked under him, and he paused to listen....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 985 words
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Police - Neil regressed to the oldest transcendental layers of his memory in search of his now seemingly diaphanous mother. “Why do we not remember birth or any part of that internal oneness with our mother?” For him now, only Esther can be found there. Only her gentle fingers, her sweet breath and soft sounds are in there. Did this other mother ever embrace him or run her fingers through his hair, kiss him on the forehead. Everything protective came from Esther. Every new found act or observation was met by an awe of excitement and praise....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1315 words
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Police Abuse of Discretion - Police Abuse of Discretion “But they didn't have to beat me this bad. I don't know what I did to be beat up." Rodney King, March 3, 1991. Police Brutality has been a long lasting problem in the United States since at least 1903 when police Captain Williams of the New York Police Department said the phrase, "There is more law at the end of a policeman's nightstick than in a decision of the Supreme Court." In the 1920's the Wichersham Commission had a number of instances of police brutality....   [tags: Police Discretion Violence Crime Abuse Brutality]
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Are Illegal Police Quotas Still Affecting American Citizens? - Are Illegal Police Quotas Still Affecting American Citizens. Just this past summer, one of my good friends was driving through Harrisonburg on his way home from work, when he noticed the one thing all drivers dread, flashing blue lights closing in on him fast. While pulling to the side of the road, he realized there was not one, but two police cars behind him. He knew he had only been going five miles per hour over the speed limit, so he was worried as to why two police cars had just pulled him over....   [tags: Police Quotas Journalism Journalistic Papers]
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Police Officers Overstep Their Rights When Searching People - Police Officers Overstep Their Rights When Searching People Missing Works Cited One of the main powers law enforcement officers carry is the authority to make citizens involuntarily give up their rights. Most people when confronted by police get mild to moderate panic reaction, can become nervous or anxious, and do as much as possible to limit the time spent with the officer. Due to the difference in power between a citizen and a police officer, citizens often unknowingly, give up their constitutional rights when an officer acts tough or bullies them (Guidelines?1)....   [tags: Papers Police Cop Officer Rights Essays ] 3684 words
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Police Moonlight - ... A conflict of interest can occur when there is a conflict between a person's private interests and their work or public duties. Conflicts of interest occur when an officer is faced with a choice to engage in an activity or to avoid an activity that is not congruent with their official duties. For police officers, official duties can be quite broadly defined to include both their defined work functions and also maintaining the public's perception of to police force and the public's trust in the police (Davids 2004) Complaints regarding outside employment have historically been quite numerous....   [tags: Ethical Issus, Conflict of Interest] 1842 words
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Police Corruption - ... Dr. Hollist is a professor at the University of Montana and teaches criminology and other sociology courses. In regards to the progression of corruption, Dr. Hollist has documented that “Scholars have argued that there is a progression into serious corruption and they have identified two Types of corrupt officers. Grass Eaters [depict] a corrupt officer who passively accepts gratuities. Meat Eaters [depict] a corrupt officer who aggressively solicits bribes.” (Hollist). Hollist is examining a small scope of the nature of police corruption....   [tags: Law Enforcement, criminal justice system]
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Green Police - ... Therefore, in order to lead a stress and guilt free life of living an eco-friendly life, the only choice is to drive an Audi A3 TDI. If in real life, if this was a person’s only choice, it would be called discrimination, inequality, or favoritism. In addition, many media sources seem to be dumbfounded by the underlying message of the commercial. The New Yorker thinks that, “This misguided spot put the ‘mental’ in ‘environmental.’ “ (Elliott). The Daily Finance, an online publication has an even harsher opinion, "it's certainly never fortuitous for a German company to bring up reminders of the Third Reich....   [tags: Advertising ]
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Police Discretion - ... An officer’s discretion on use of force is a based on judgment. They do not know if a judge will later rule an instance of use of force as excessive or not. There is a fine line between what is considered acceptable force and what is considered excessive force. All an officer can do is use their training to determine what is and what is not excessive force for the given circumstances (Pollock, 2010). The use of force is highly resistant to change, even after the Rodney King incident. Rodney King was a subject of police brutality....   [tags: Socia Issues, Discrimination] 2111 words
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Police Pursuits - ... The District Court and 11th Circuit Court denied his claim. However the US Supreme Court used the balancing of interests test and in an 8 to 1 vote viewed Scott’s actions and decision to use the level of force necessary to end the chase as reasonable given Harris’s level of reckless driving and disregard for public safety. The high court’s decision would give police some latitude if only for a moment as they regrouped and sought to reform pursuit training and policies. Scott further defined seizure under the Fourth Amendment and delineated suspect rights, but as fleeing suspects became increasingly bolder and lawyers creatively articulated arguments and manipulated the laws, police chases continued to rise....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Police Discretion - ... In this circumstance police discretion has a net positive effect. When and how officers use discretion is not always seen in a positive light by some members of the community; for example some officers feel that an assault between two blacks is an acceptable way for them to handle disputes, therefore there would be no need to invoke the criminal process (Goldstein, 1960). An officer’s negative appraisal of minorities is one of the reasons they are so over-represented in the criminal justice system....   [tags: Law Enforcement, The Use of Force] 1474 words
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Police Powers - No one should be searched without a good reason and warrant. People should have the right of privacy- it is important to them. It is ethical for police to have search warrants before searching a person’s personal belongings. There have been recent conflicts on police powers over the pass years. Police are disobeying the fourth amendment by searching illegally. Critics frown upon police, while supporters agree with the police. Being searched without a permit is unconstitutional, and police could take advantage of their power, and abuse it....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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The Police Academy: Police Training in the United States - ... For others, it may be a positive aspect of the job because it allows freedom in where he may be employed after his time at the academy. Police training academies have been divided into two types: Governmental and Proprietary. Proprietary academies are run by law enforcement agencies or a state-mandated law enforcement accreditation agency. States that practice proprietary training academies include Missouri, Florida, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, and Texas. Those attending a proprietary academy are paying for their training on their own and are not employed while training....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Police Image - Public View of Police Police men and women are there to protect people. Their job is to risk their lives to ensure your personal safety, safety of your property, and the protection of the environment. The public’s opinion of the police force is quite varying because of a variety of factors. Personal experiences with police influence most people’s outlook and opinion towards the entire police force no matter what city, county, or department they have dealt with. Most commonly among teenagers and other young people, a negative image of the police is extremely common, but only because the police stop and prevent the total freedom to “have fun” and go party all the time....   [tags: essays research papers] 552 words
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Police Brutality - Police Brutality Unfortunately, nowadays the people who are supposed to protect us and help us when we are in need, can't be trusted. Police brutality has always been a problem, but there's been a dramatic rise in police murders and brutalization of citizens. "Police Brutality is anything from harassment from a police officer to being murdered by one." Ayo Martini; Live chat room, 10/27/99 www.mtv.com Of course, harassment is much more common than being murdered by a police officer. Here are some cases of police brutality that have occurred in the past year or two....   [tags: Papers] 846 words
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Police Brutality - Police Brutality Government policies reflect choices made among conflicting values and many different people, groups, and institutions influence policy decisions. Police brutality is influenced by many, such as our American political ideals of civil rights and liberties, the political process in terms of the media and our political institutions, one which the courts. CIVIL RIGHTS:Whats are out civil rights and liberties relating to the public policy issue of police brutality. Our civil rights and liberties are embedded in our constitution and state religion, freedom of speech, the rights to assemble peacefully and to petition the government, the right to bear arms, freedom of the press, the rights of the criminally accused, requirement of due process, and equal protection of the laws....   [tags: Policeman Violence Rights Papers]
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Police Officer - Police Officer Its two o’ clock in the morning. You wake up to the sound of a drug-addict vandalizing a mobile home. When this happens, who do you call. Not your mother, but the cops. The typical cop faces this situation on a regular basis. A policemen’s life is far from Hollywood; it is quite difficult to work where most people don’t acknowledge your life or job. Most people think of policemen as a nuisance, but cops are much more than that; they save lives. Policemen keep the peace, enforce laws, control riots, prevent injustices, investigate crimes, and help people....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Police Corruption - Police Corruption Analysis of Police Corruption Police corruption is a complex phenomenon, which does not readily submit to simple analysis. It is a problem that has and will continue to affect us all, whether we are civilians or law enforcement officers. Since its beginnings, may aspects of policing have changed; however, one aspect that has remained relatively unchanged is the existence of corruption. An examination of a local newspaper or any police-related publication on any given day will have an article about a police officer that got busted committing some kind of corrupt act....   [tags: Law Enforcement Criminal Justice essays papers]
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police brutality - An integral component to the infrastructure of government is law enforcement. In recent years, police actions, particularly police abuse has come into view of a wide, public and critical eye. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who are supposed to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and recovery of private information....   [tags: essays research papers] 1390 words
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Police Brutality - Police Brutality When one thinks of police misconduct many not too distant stories might go through our heads. Most adults will remember how they felt when they saw the brutal beating of Rodney King on their local news station; or the outrage they experienced when they heard that the evidence in the OJ Simpson trial had been tampered with. But thanks to new guidelines, procedures and even civilian groups who now “police” the police, instances of police misconduct may soon start seeing a decline....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Police Pursuits - Imagine being a police officer doing your daily routine job. You are in a patrol car on the highway, watching the cars and trucks drive by. You are also looking for speeders to warn them to be more careful and maybe you’ll ticket them. It has been a very boring day for you, since you have only been called on your radio once, and it was for an accident (fender bender). Almost at the end of your shift, a blue car drives by going ninety miles an hour, but you know the speed limit is only fifty-five miles an hour....   [tags: essays research papers] 1222 words
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The Power of Police - The Power of Police In the past decade, many police departments have adopted a new theory that says serious crime can be reduced by controlling minor disorders and fixing up obvious signs of decay or litter. The theory is called broken windows, after a 1982 Atlantic Monthly magazine article by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling. The article argued that when low-level quality-of-life offenses were tolerated in a community, more serious crime would follow. According to this view, broken windows, abandoned buildings, public drinking, litter and loitering cause good people to stay in their houses or move out of the neighborhood entirely, leave criminals free to roam and send a message that law violations are not taken seriously....   [tags: Papers] 1526 words
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Police Discretion - Police Discretion Discretion, uncertainly, and inefficiently are rampant and essential in criminal justice. Nobody expects perfection. That would neither be good nor fair. Justice is a sporting event in which playing fair is more important than winning. Law enactment, enforcement, and administration all involve trading off the possibility of perfect outcomes for security against the worst outcomes. Policing is the most visible part of this: employees on the bottom have more discretion than employees on the top....   [tags: Law Enforcement Discretion Psychology Essays] 1423 words
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Police brutality - There is a widespread and persistent problem of police brutality across the United States. Thousands of individual complaints about police abuse are reported each year and local authorities pay out millions of dollars to victims in damages after lawsuits. Police officers have beaten and shot unresisting suspects; they have misused batons, chemical sprays, and electro-shock weapons; they have injured or killed people by placing them in dangerous restraint holds. This is the first paragraph of an unprecedented and historic report, USA: Rights for All, issued by Amnesty International (AI) on October 6, 1998....   [tags: criminal justice essays research papers] 2120 words
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Gangs and Police - Gangs and Police Ensuring peace among citizens should be the top priority of any government. In the United States, especially in New York City, race relations have been a subject that has constantly been brought up, usually in a negative subject matter. What kinds of disputes, exactly, are causing these tense situations. The fact that the minorities feel that they can not trust the police officers, combined with the fact that many of the officers fear for their lives when on duty in a minority neighborhood both contribute to the constant feuding between New Your City's citizens....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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Police Professionalism - Police Professionalism Police officers have a very reputable job, meaning they must be professional at all times. The job of a police officer is to protect and to serve the public. Since most of their time is spent in the public eye, they are expected to maintain professional behavior. The first step in projecting their professionalism is their dress. They should be dressed neatly, and according to the uniform regulations of their department. Appearances say a lot since that is the first thing the public sees....   [tags: essays research papers law enforcement ] 766 words
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Police and Abuse - POLICE AND ABUSE When discussing police efforts and juvenile delinquency one can only imagine the difficulty officers encounter while performing their primary duty which is to protect the public. But how can or does one (officer) efficiently protect the community while preserving the rights of the juvenile criminals as well. We as a public have become more and more aware everyday of how hard it is for the police to work effectively, but now we are faced with a larger dilemma. The juvenile justice system was enacted to help juveniles who commit crimes learn from their mistakes or actions and to make them better citizens for our communities....   [tags: essays research papers] 570 words
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Police Brutality - Police Brutality "We were following are training as L.A.P.D. officers," said officer Stacey Koon who was one of four officers accused of using excessive force against Rodney King. {Brutality in Los Angles 7 } Koon along with fellow officers Timothy Wind, Lawrence Powell, and Theodore Brines chased King through downtown Los Angles. King had allegedly committed numerous traffic violations and was thought to be high on PCP. After a hour King pulled his car over and the officers swarmed in to arrest him....   [tags: essays research papers] 836 words
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Police Corruption - Police Corruption Police corruption is a nationwide problem that has been going on for many years. Not only is corruption a problem on our own U.S. soil, but police practices of corruption go as far east as Europe and Asia. Many studies, polls and examinations were taken to find out how exactly what the general publics’ opinions of the police are. Officers receive a lot of scrutiny over this issue, but for good reason. In the 1980’s legal tension involving police searches was a direct result of the war on drugs campaign....   [tags: essays research papers] 675 words
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Police Brutality? - Police Brutality. In the criminal justice field one of the most debated issues centers on the use of certain techniques when trying to subdue combative suspects. Since incidents like the Rodney King beating, people have started paying more attention to how the police handle suspects. Questions concerning the deaths of people after a tazor was used or the choke hold had been applied have been raised recently. The use of tazor guns, which were first introduced in the 1970's and put out a jolt of 50,000 volts, has been questioned recently by groups like Amnesty International who claim that police using the tazors have been responsible for killing more than 70 people since 2001....   [tags: American Literature] 822 words
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Account to Police - Account to Police I arrived back at my home at 12.00pm after a demanding day at work. My mind was far too active to go straight too bed and I had some immensely important business documents to finish off. I put on the radio to listen to the news and then I had a look in the fridge for some midnight comfort food. Everything seemed so quiet now that the neighbours have gone on holiday I even miss their screaming kids. Suddenly I heard a bang from next door and I thought 'That's funny their not due back until next week perhaps they had a bad holiday'....   [tags: Papers] 697 words
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Police Use of Force - ... In examining police psychologists’ role in managing police use of excessive force, they were surveyed to examine the types of services they provide. They were also asked how those services are used to counter police use of excessive force (p.1). The psychologists characterized the types of officers who abuse force and offered strategies that could help police managers reduce excessive force (p.1). The main interest was whether police departments should rely almost exclusively on pre-employment screening to identify violence-prone candidates....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Educational Requiremenmts for Police Officers - ... For instance, as old types of crime disappear, new forms of crime emerge. These crimes puzzle the best efforts of law enforcement officials that are charged with dealing with crime. Police officers of the nineteenth century could not have imagined, nor dealt with, sophisticated computer crimes, identity theft, greater ethnic and racial diversity of the citizen population, and increased responsibilities associated with homeland security. The types of calls for service police officers receive today are more convoluted and often involve multidisciplinary approaches....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Police Use of Force - Abstract Police have the duty and responsibility to enforce the laws and ordinances within their jurisdiction, maintain order, and assist those within the community. Police officers protect property and lives (Duties & Responsibilities of Police Officers, 1975). In the course of duty, a police officer may use force when necessary. The International Association of Chiefs of Police has defined force as “that amount of effort required by police to compel compliance from an unwilling subject” (Police Use of Force in America 2001, 2001)....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Somalia Police Force - ... It instructs the U.S. military to Integrate stability operations tasks and considerations into their Theater Campaign Plans, theater strategies, and applicable Department of Defense directed plans. Align DoD theater strategies and plans with complementary stability operations-related capabilities, strategies, and plans of other U.S. Government agencies, foreign government and security forces, and the private sector, as they mature and capacity increases. So far, training for the Somalia Police has been an international effort....   [tags: Africa ]
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WA Police Corruption Prevention - ... They are not as worried about corruption as about corruption scandals in media. Poor Pay Grades – One of the most common known reasons for prevailing police corruption is that they are not paid enough. Newburn (1999) finds severe inequalities between income and responsibilities. Due to high inflation, it is getting tougher for new officers to make ends meet. This leads them to astray into paths of financial temptation. Association with Temptation – Police officers have a close association with the law breakers and high flying criminals of organised crime....   [tags: ] 2438 words
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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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Evolution of the Police Officer - ... The police now use a variety of vehicles, cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks, all major improvements from the old Model T Ford. Another major change in the policing profession is the work environment of police officers. In the past few decades the diversity of both gender and ethnicity has greatly changed within the police force. Traditionally the police force was primarily white males. This had been the trend up until around the 1840’s when Rose Fortune became the first known female police officer in Canada ("Rose Fortune")....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Police Power and Their 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 lock 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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High-Performance Police - ... All ideas must be considered and analyzed to the full extent so no mishaps will occur. If the method is not planned properly the high-performance tactic can fail as a whole. High-Performance police include Problem-Oriented Policing which identifies crime trends based on incidents and searched underlying problems that are responsible for criminal activity. This allows police to work in collaboration with community leaders finding ways to fight crime. For example, there is an annual Police-Oriented Policing conference in the Westin Providence Hotel in Providence, RI, involving police officers, police leaders, crime consultants, and crime researchers discussing their approaches to reducing crime and safety issues....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Evaluation of Police Officer Candidates - ... Thus ensuring that justice is served in accordance with the crime committed not personal beliefs. According to the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, officers who have university qualifications are ‘more comfortable in the community policing atmosphere which encourages critical thinking, problem solving and greater communication skills’ (Dempsey.,& Forst, 2009, pg. 115).This encourages officers to diagnose problematic and difficult situations through using their knowledge and skills to make flexible decisions to avoid unnecessary arrests and force....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Profiling and Police/Community Relations - ... There is much that needs to be explored before any policies may be put in place. Researchers have demonstrated that police profiling community residents and early intervention systems profiling police impact police-community relations. However, the extent of the impact upon these variables is widely unknown. Researchers have determined that a citizen’s race and personal experience, as well as their socioeconomic class and the neighborhood in which they reside, have some relevance on how they view racial profiling by law enforcement (Graziano et al., 2010; Weitzer & Tuch, 2002; Tyler & Wakslak, 2004)....   [tags: Social Studies]
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State Police Department Memorandum - ... Martinelli mentions that the traditional thoughts of police corruption deals with misuse of authority by a police officer for personal gain, accepting money to provide a service that they are already duty bound to provide and any physical or psychological or legal abuse by police. When a survey was conducted, police officer found the above mentioned corruptions to be the worse kind, a betrayal to the position of the police officer. The officer expressed that corruption for personal gain was one of the worst conducts of a police officer opposed to the thought that “bending of the rules to better the public or society” was rationalized as being part of the job, necessary to get the criminals off the street....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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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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Discrimination of Women in the Police Force - Americans think that they have come a long way since a gap of equality between men and women existed. Because of this progress, many people make the assumption that there is no inequality left in the United States and women have the same opportunities as men. Yes, it is true that the American society has come from one of inequality to that one that is more equal. Yes Americans have come a long way, but unfortunately women are still not equal to their male counterparts. This inequality towards women is evident within several different aspects in life, ranging from politics, gender roles, marriage, society as a whole and, especially, women in the Police Force....   [tags: women's studies]
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Police in a Democratic Society - ... It is important in a democratic society for police to not know too much about the community they are policing. It allows them to do their job more effectively but if they no too little they will b ineffective in maintaining public safety. They cannot be caught, under any circumstances, standing flat-footed because who knows what will come next. However, at the opposite extreme, they cannot go around and arrest every stereotypical criminal (Marx, 1995). One of the major criticisms about policing in a democratic society follows the topic of racism....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Military Police Corps - ... Today, Military Police have a variety of different tasks they are expected to perform, much more than just arresting criminals. "Military Police Corps officers lead units in performing five major functions associated with the branch-area security, maneuver and mobility support, police intelligence operations, internment and resettlement, and law and order," according to U.S. Army Info (2011). They are also charged with protecting troops and watching equipment overseas and at home stations across the United States (About, 2011)....   [tags: U.S. Army] 542 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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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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Police Corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) - Police Corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) "Police corruption undermines the foundation of our city..." "Officers who use the shield of service as a sword to commit crimes jeopardize the safety of all of us, and they do dishonor to their colleagues and to the city they swore to protect." Alejandro N. Mayorkas, United States Attorney, Central District of California, (U.S. Department of Justice News Release, 2000). Police corruption is not a new problem in society and there is not a standard way to deal with it....   [tags: Law Enforcement Essays]
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Hiring Police Officers - Hiring Police Officers Hiring police officers to perform private security work has positive aspects and potential pitfalls. Business owners vary in their opinion on hiring police officers. Liability and cost are reasons some prefer to hire private security guards or take other security measures. Other business owners prefer the training, professionalism, deterrence, and authority that come with hiring a police officer. Due to lawsuits involving off-duty police officers, the Courts have had to develop tests to determine when a moonlighting police officer is working under the authority of the private company or in the role of a peace officer....   [tags: Security Safety Law Enforcement Essays]
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The Police Have Become the Criminals - In our times, the police have become the criminals. Some police are using their power to do bad things, and society has come to fear police. The law enforcement system needs change. The courts have failed the police, and the police have turn to other means of justice. We must stop the corruption in the police force. I have respect for the police, and the job they do. Policemen are a selected few who do a dangerous job. Police have done many great things to help improve communities, help people during their off duty hours and stand strong in face of many fears....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 632 words
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Police Brutality and Corruption - Police Brutality and Corruption Corruption in policing is viewed as the misuse of authority by a police officer acting officially to fulfill his/her personal needs or wants. There are two distinct elements of corruption; 1) misuse of authority, 2) personal attainment. The occupational subculture of policing is a major factor in both creating police corruption, by initiating officers into corrupt activities, and sustaining it, by covering up corrupt activities by other officers. Police corruption is a complex phenomenon, which does not readily submit to simple analysis....   [tags: Papers] 678 words
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The Rise in Police Brutality - The Rise in Police Brutality Police brutality and corrupt cop issues have increasingly risen. The problems posed by the illegal exercise of police power, which is an ongoing reality for individuals of a disfavored race, class, or sexual preference. There are innocent people beaten or put in jail or prison. They can be helped, but the ones beyond help are dead. There are good cops and there are bad cops. Under the law, article 7 states: ?No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhumane degrading treatment or punishment....   [tags: Papers Abuse Cops Authority Essays]
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The Career of a Police Officer - The Career of a Police Officer With many people going to school to become police officers it is important to know exactly what the job is about and the effects it has on a person. Many people think it is just sitting in your car and giving speeding tickets. In fact there are many life threatening things that occur while a person is on the job many of which can cause a severe amount of stress. Stress on the job can cause a person to become severely depressed and cause ones home life to fall to pieces....   [tags: Papers] 730 words
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The Role of Police in Society - The Role of Police in Society In today's society the police, play may roles. They are the peacekeepers, law enforcement and many other jobs. However, recently they have become the subject of a very heated and large debate. Many believe that the police should give up their brute type tactics for a more civilized and humanized approach, while others feel that the police should crack down on the most insignificant of offences to type and disparage crimes that are more serious. In this paper, we will be analyzing both sides of this issue, from the look of the police administration to the public's view of it....   [tags: Papers] 1502 words
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Police Work And Related Fields - Police Work and Related Fields CO-OP Christmas exam 1. The working conditions of a police officer can vary from easy to stressful situations where the officers life and the lives of others are threatened. The officer must deal with these situations in the way they feel is best but sometimes the officer cannot deal with this situation on their own and they have to call in backup witch can help them deal with the situation. CHANGING IN THE WORK PLACE In these times of change many work places are finding it necessary to change the ways in which they do business....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Police Powers in N.S.W - Police Powers in N.S.W The Police Force in N.S.W must have sufficient powers so that they are able to enforce the law properly and effectively for the safety of the community and its occupants. Powers, which provide Police to maintain and enforce the law, include: stop search powers, powers of arrest, move on powers, confiscation powers and the power to obtain personal details along with various others. Search powers permit police officers, for example, who have reasonable cause to suspect that a person has unlawful custody of a dangerous implement, to search the person and to examine any other personal effects, the person in question has with them (Summary Offences Act section 28A)....   [tags: Papers] 476 words
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The View of Different Defendants by Police - The View of Different Defendants by Police This extract from Pat Carlen's Magistrates Justice describes how the police view different types of defendants. The findings have been compiled in the 1970s, practices and perceptions have dramatically improved since then. Magistrates justice involves many people including policemen, magistrates, clerks, and other supporting roles involved in the courts. Police have a vital role in the magistrates court as well as magistrates....   [tags: Papers] 977 words
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Police Shooting/Diallo Case - In our society today, it is very sad that the African-American community has lost a great trust and respect for the Mayor, the police commissioner and the N.Y.P.D. Amadou Diallo's shooting was very upsetting for the African-American community. The shooting shock many people because an unarmed innocent black male was shot 41 times in front of his home by four officers that assume him to be a rapist. Amadou Diallo was a black man in a primarily black neighborhood who saw four guys in the middle of the night and perhaps he thought these four undercover police were somehow looking for trouble....   [tags: essays research papers] 813 words
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Police Corruption in America - Police Corruption in America The police officer stands at the top of the criminal justice system in a nation where crime rates are high and where the demands for illegal goods and services are widespread. These conditions create a situation in which the police officer is confronted with opportunity to accept a large number of favors or grants. Police corruption occurs in many forms and observers of police behavior agree that it falls into nine specific areas. Drug related police corruption differs from other types of police corruption....   [tags: Papers Cops Drugs Security Force Essays] 1695 words
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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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Legal Police Searches - The laws of the United States can be hard to understand sometimes. The Fourth Amendment states that people have a right not to be searched without a reasonable warrant and that people have a right to feel secure in their homes. There are acts giving police permission to do what ever they need to to keep drunks off the streets. There are also rules and regulations, kind of like a sports game, and, just like games, there are always ways to get around these rules. Like finding it legal to randomly stop cars to give people breathalyzer tests, or entering people's homes and searching for things without a warrant....   [tags: essays research papers] 604 words
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