Views on Discretion Many people interpret police activities from pre-conceived ideas because they happen away from the citizens' view. The privacy creates a circumstance that allows police officers’ discretion in the way they react and handle citizens that breach the law. The research community tries to investigate the issues that concern the police officers' conduct while responding to citizen's woes and their interaction with them. The gap that exists in... ... middle of paper ... ...oals due to the environment's needs that require rapid response. When they enforce discretion properly, they respond to margin situations in the best way possible.
For these problems, solutions will be discussed, focusing on political reform, education, and citizen review boards. These measures are necessary to protect ourselves from police taking advantage of their positions as law enforcement officers with greater permissive rights than private citizens. Because of this significant differential, all citizens must take affirmative action from physical brutality, rights violations, and information abuse. Problems arise, however, when one side is told what to do by another, as there is bound to be conflicting viewpoints. In regard to police abuse, there will be many officers who feel that their job of fighting escalating street crime, gangs, narcotics violations, and other violent crimes is difficult already, and that worrying about excessive policy for abusive behavior will only further decrease their ability to fight crime effectively, efficiently, and safely.
Police have to serve the public and are entrusted with an inherent amount of power. The line when that use of power becomes abuse of power is not always so easily defined. There are occasions where the evidence shows a clear abuse of power by the police. There are instances where the public opinion views a situation as excessive, however, the police are following acceptable practices and procedures. Comparing and Contrasting Police
The community era of policing is based on problem-solving and conflict resolutions. This is needed with the changing demographics, building rapport and trust with individuals is now more important than ever. There is no longer a one-size model, policing now takes a multi-dimensional approach. The political and reform models are not ideal for demographic changes because in the political era police were observed to have abused individuals who were not part of the community. In the reform era, public accusations against police for brutality were large in number.
Many people would claim police officers to be helpful with keeping the community in order, helpful for finding justice, and maybe even considered heroes. I once also thought highly of them. On the other hand, people have a different perception on them. Many people, like me, have seen the not so great side of these heroes people speak of and realized they aren’t as great as they seem. They abuse, misuse, and also get away with things because of their power.
Police brutality is real and shouldn’t go unlooked, but there is a better way to solve these problems. Recently this problem has been seen today in cases that have gone more public and have harmed many officers in the line of duty from false views and statements. That is why it is time for police officers and citizens
I think the majority have a bad perception on law enforcement to be more specific because of all the negative events the media reports. A lot of times the general public does not understand what it means to work as a criminal justice practitioner and the duties, responsibility and stress that come with this role. The solution I believe to this problem is educating the general public on both the positive and negative aspects of the profession. Maybe involve the police more with the community. Give them the opportunity to get to know the police serving them on a more personal level.
People in their communities are having a tougher and tougher time putting faith into their law enforcement agencies. The cause of this largely due to the recent negative media portrayal of policemen. However, it is true that officers are not required to be trained in public relations to be qualified for the job. An example of this issue is the stereotype that police officers are racist and will write up anyone that is not from their ethnic background. And while this may be true for a few bad apples, the large majority of policemen are good, hardworking people.
Many stories spread across the nation about unfair treatment between officers and civilians. Officer Brenda Burn from Tempe police force said “Anyone who will listen to us, we want to take feedback from", the body- camera has helped her see the mistakes her officers make and a way she can effectively improve their work habits. (Walsh). Subsequently, Walsh also points out the ethics of privacy rights. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) says that police departments throughout the nation realize they were struggling with the proper balance between greater transparency and privacy rights “We realize the benefits of body cameras, if done the right way, are more important than the infringement on privacy” says Chad Marlow.(Walsh).
Police officers need the correct discipline when it comes to controlling how much power they are giving. Power would go to any persons head, whether they intend for it to or not, simply because of our humanity. The purpose of MPPR is to help people come to the authorities. It helps them gain the confidence they need to report what has happened to them. A lot of the time, victims of any abuse are afraid to go to the authorities from fear of their attacker coming for them again, fear of angering the entire police