Rationalization is when a person knows when something is wrong but provide reasons to make the nature and the action itself, seem better than it really is. The individual gives multiple excuses that he or she do not believe. Based on their theory, Sykes and Matza stated that in order for corrupt officers to relieve themselves of the guilt and prevent self loathing, they will rationalize their unjust actions. In this rationalization process, corrupt officers use five different types of rationalization techniques to justify their conduct. The first is the denial of responsibility.
There may be some situations when it may be necessary to must step off the position of power and leadership, and use the "Dirty Harry" technique. Klockars describes the "dirty victim standard" as meaning that all persons encountered by police officers in situation of enforcement, such as a traffic stop, must be considered guilty. The officer must take that stand in order to protect themselves. If the Officer finds nothing the person is merely innocent this time. However, this assumption doesn’t justify using dirty means.
Some police don’t know that they are abusing their power, they don’t recognize what they are doing; but then there are others who know exactly what they are doing and do it. Those people are the main reasons this issue is actually an issue. Without the power and vanity some cops acquire over time we wouldn’t have this problem. Police officers in charge of cases feel that they can manipulate the scene however they want to ensure that they get the best result. New Jersey’s reputation was supposedly saved by this one man named Mr. Power.
But if there is no cause for retribution, punishment is unjust: All that would excuse it is the fear that someone might in the future harm us and that solitude might better his soul. Enthusiasm sometimes obscures the fact that the Catechism "does not exclude recourse to the death penalty." However rare such recourse might be, even if it were only once in a millennium, it would have to be justified.
Many posit the notion that nothing good will ever come from violence while neglecting the positive things that have emerged from it. It may seem illogical but since kindness is often abused one needs to resort to violent means to demand justice and peace. Violence is gradually converting into a virtue as it becomes an imperative component in making progressive reforms. In order for one to triumph one must be dauntingly assertive even if it means turning to violence. Using forceful tactics should not necessarily make one malicious if the reasons behind them are benevolent.
A big argument against police discretion is that it allows officers to abuse it which can lead to a greater threat in police corrupt. Some people say that cops don’t have the slightest idea what could be ... ... middle of paper ... ...d to do something about the consistency and teaching how far to take it and in certain situations. Also, help officers during training with situations dealing with different ethnicity, social class, and race, because this is where police discretion is used a lot. Watching the video in class we learned that police officers are more likely to arrest someone or charge someone with a crime if they have a different race or if they think the area they are in is a high crime area, some automatically assume that they are doing something they are not supposed to be doing or committing a crime. The zero tolerance policy that was stated above shows that with that it is making progress, I believe that should be used more an With better training and good and better department policies I think that the problem on police discrimination can be better handled and better achieved.
In fact criminals who are shamed in the public will probably commit more crimes now that they are labeled as criminals. That is how society works today, people are labeled for what they have done. No matter how hard one tries to become a better person or what one does to redeem himself, he will still be what society labels him as. So if a person were to be labeled a criminal he would only commit more crimes because that is what society expects of hi... ... middle of paper ... ... service that relates to the crime they committed. She gives examples such as a drunk driver being sentenced to help with road accidents to have them see what really happens that they do not know about.
There are few opportunities to give the police increased agency in actively pursuing criminals. If the police are given more power, perhaps they would be able to catch criminals before they could do serious harm to people. This rationalization is what leads to governments being sanctioned to set up cases which criminals may plead innocence due to entrapment. Of course, it is the goal of the police to set up instances and circumstances which are not affected by entrapment law. Entrapment is a defense to a criminal charge in which the entrapped individual becomes the victim of officials overusing their power in hopes of deterring crime.
Walker pointed out few basic assumptions which are related to deterrence theory that may not work at the real world. First, offenders have to be aware of the threat (123). For example, they have to know that they are exposed to being caught if there are more police officers out there to arrest them. Second, offenders have to perceive that violations of law may lead to unwanted incidents, so they need to be avoided. They should realize the criminal record is bad for their future; if they want to apply for a job, there is low possibility that interviewers will accept them since they have criminal records.
There should be harsh punishment of prosecutors for not overturning all evidence. This can be ensured with more oversight that can determine if evidence has been withheld. There has been an insane amount of misconduct among prosecutors and that must be stopped to make the criminal justice system more reliable and fair to