Just how much force is appropriate under various circumstances can be debatable. When an officer uses excessive force, he or she violates the law. Most brutality is directed against minority groups or otherwise powerless populations. Officers who engage in brutality rationalize their use of extralegal force, they claim they are punishing those groups that threaten to disrupt the social order. The importance of understanding racism in the context of police brutality cannot be underestimated.
To do this we must look at all available information. According to The Study Circles Resource Center’s Protecting Communities, Serving the Public: Police and residents building relationships to work together (2000), “Bring police and community together. We need to meet not just when there is a crisis or a big crime. We should do things to build relationships that are not so full of conflict. Then it would be easier to work together.
Annotated Bibliography Holmes, Malcolm D. "Minority threat and police brutality: Determinants of civil rights criminal complaints in US municipalities." Criminology 38.2 (2000): 343-368. This article was on research or study on police brutality using the conflict theory and analysis. In this article, the research is tested by using the number of threatening acts and citizens depended by the number of complaints filed to the U.S. Department on police violence. The research helps to test the measurement of minority threats connecting with criminal control.
By doing so, Wilson and Kelling believed the appearance of the communities would greatly improve, decreasing the citizen’s fear of crime. Citizens would begin to take pride in their community and feel comfortable enough to just walk the streets. (2011, 106) Wilson and Kelling (2010) believed that the failure to address disorder in a timely manner fostered a belief among community residents that all mechanisms of formal and informal control had failed. This breakdown in community order is proven to be a negative influence on the relationship between the police force and the citizens it is sworn to protect. A community with minimal disorder results in community pride an... ... middle of paper ... ...ke a difference.
Detroit needs it 's community to be able to create a strong relationship between neighbors so they can feel safe and in control. If communities start neighborhood watches that will have a impact on criminals because they know certain areas will be supervised. That will make people in the community feel less afraid and more
They could possibly learn this from a citizen’s police academy if this an option for them in the city when they look at policies and procedures. This allows the public to give tips and advice that maybe the agency hasn’t looked at it in that way which could lead to a crime being solved. Having this transparency in the agency will help with the police accountability because it will tie the community with the agency and allow them to solve the problems as a whole instead of allowing the ‘Thin Blue
In a community effort to keep families safe, homes free of burglaries among other residential and environmental safeguards, citizens have taken the initiative to be pro-active in crime prevention efforts. Important goals such as the deterrence of crime, popular programs such as, Neighborhood Watch, have been established with the hopes to provide safer communities. According to Wilson, R., Brown T.H, & Schuster, B. (2009), “the Neighborhood Watch program is a popular community effort that encourages citizens to work with local law enforcement to report any suspicious criminal activities.” For the most part, neighborhood watch programs post signs in their residential areas to alert potential criminals from victimizing the area. Furthermore, Wilson, R., Brown T.H, & Schuster, B.
The police therefore work with the community instead of working against the community, to curb the crime. This decentralization results in police officers handling social and physical problems in the community. As a result, the criminal activities in the area decline. This boosts an improvement in the quality of life to the members of the community. Also, it builds the image of police force in that the police end up being effective and reliable agents of fighting crime (Campbell police department, 2003).
According to this definition, whether it be arresting someone with too much force or even uttering certain statements, can all be classified as police brutality. No individual should be victimized by police officers who use excess force that in no way deters crimes. It does nothing but bring a dire unjust society in which innocent people can feel afraid; and give those officers who are correctly doing their duties a bad reputation. Due to the dispensable, unscrupulous nature of police brutality; several measures including disciplining police officers, stricter laws(and stringent penalties), integration, as well as educating the general public about their rights, must be applied in order to extirpate the misconduct citizens should not have to face. Firstly, even after government advancement, the integration of a democratic society, and a greatly improved justice system, individuals still feel threatened by police officers.
This is important to achieve success while using POP (Braga & Bond, 2008). (Braga & Bond, 2008) suggest that it is more difficult for small departments to achieve good results namely because most do not use computers and crime mapping. CPD is a larger department and officers use crime mapping, the SARA model along with empowering and teaching citizens how to prevent victimization by making their neighborhood a better place to live through behavior modification (Schneider, 2010, p. 150). It relays a message to citizens that crime prevention in a neighborhood is not just the duty of the police--but of the citizens as well (Schneider, 2010, p. 12). POP is the one of best tools to use for crime and disorder, and a significant amount of hot spot interventions have been proven effective (Braga & Bond, 2008).