The police-civilian interaction can negatively influence the other police officer, if the interaction is classified as police abuse based on economic inequality or racial discrimination. If more police officers adapt to the culture of what the society identify as police misconduct, then there will be more violence and brutality among the people of different economic social status, and or race. However, by understanding and correcting the social dynamic of police - civilian... ... middle of paper ... ...nd racial profiling is another fitting reason that police officer takes advantage of. From a series of research and valid statistics, African American encounters more police brutality than any other race. In addition, social influence between police and civilian’s interaction also contributes to the cause of police brutality.
Racial profiling by officers must also end because not everyone in a certain race is a criminal. What I have read in the text complements the information about police brutality that this article provides because they both explain why officers go after minorities due to them assuming the person is going to fight back. This article also complements the in class discussions on this subject. Works Cited Police Officers Oath of Office and Code of Ethics, A Question of knowledge Richard W. Deshon (2000) retrieved from: www.emich.edu/cerns/downloads/papers/PoliceStaff/ Holmes, M. D. (2000). MINORITY THREAT AND POLICE BRUTALITY: DETERMINANTS OF CIVIL RIGHTS CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS IN U.S.
Police officers follow a strict guideline in how to handle encounters from escalating into something much more serious. The use of excessive force, in this case police brutality brings liabilities that cannot be taken lightly with the department and the community. Usually the high crime rates tend to revolve around low-income minority areas and officers tend to assume that minorities living in the areas are guilty. Police brutality that does exist is most likely result of emotional exhaustion.
How minorities feel about police 2. Employing minorities 3. Unfair treatment of minorities within the legal system This review of the information on minorities and policing focuses on these three issues. How Minorities Feel About Police According to Dr. Carl S. Taylor, the relationship between minority groups and police in the United States has historically been strained. Some cities have a deep and bitter history of bias and prejudice interwoven in their past relationships.
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 Brutality It seems today that you can’t even go to the store, or out in public without being watched on by the police. It’s sad, but in order to not be harassed like that, you’d have to be light skinned. Latinos, Asians, Blacks and Native Americans are not the only ones, but they’re the majority that’re victims of police brutality in the United States. “Many in law enforcement argue that it makes sense to use race or ethnicity in criminal profiles because there is a strong statistical association between membership in minority groups and involvement in crime” (Harris). Instead of being equipped with their wits and abilities to calm down a situation, police officers are well protected with high-militarized weapons.
To police officers, minorities are dangerous, and a threat to society. Some Police officers believe that racial profiling is part of the job, however all Americans should be treated equally, and with respect. In order to prevent racial discrimination in the criminal justice system and ensure equality in the treatment of all people, officials must enforce the same policies and guidelines regardless of race. African Americans and other minorities are more likely to be stopped at traffic stops by police due to the color of their skin. Police officers have been known to stop minorities over caucasians at traffic stops all over the United States.
A critical aspect of the training regime should touch on the lawful use of different types of forces, and the circumstances that guarantee the graduation of non-lethal force to lethal intervention (Barak et al. 204). Consequently, the training regime should equip police officers with the ability to resist the discriminatory use of force. In the United States, there is a clear evidence of the existence of discriminatory use of force. Black communities and Hispanics suffer the majority of brutal police actions.
Isn't it really just good police work? The guarantee to all persons of equal protection under the law is one of the most fundamental principals of our democratic society. Our government must continue to evaluate the facts and take appropriate action to resolve this controversial issue. Ever since the late 1970's profiling was associated with a method of interdicting drug traffickers (Data Collection Resource Center, n.d., para 3). The profiling provided not only a quick way to see evidence of concealment in the vehicle, but included age and race characteristics of possible drivers (Data Collection Resource Center, n.d., para 3).
"Community accountability, minority threat, and police brutality: An examination of civil rights criminal complaints." Criminology 41.4 (2003): 1035-1064. Authors of this document had written an evidence that proves the tensions between the minorities and the police. In their article, there were unanswered questions of the behavior of the police. Statistics were involved explaining how characteristics of police and communities affect the incidence of filed complaints on police violence.