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.
Their role begins when a report to the police is made, actions or suspicions of a crime is present, and/or following an investigation made by the law enforcement (Fleming, Ramcharan, Dowler, & de Lint, 2007, p. 2). Typical tasks officers are engaged in are: to preserve the peace, prevent crime, enforce the law, investigate crimes, lay charges, etc (Fleming, Ramcharan, Dowler, de Lint, 2007, p. 105) but there is more to what is generally mentioned by the public, online sources, articles, books, and even the police themselves. Officers not only conduct a criminal investigation, but they also decide whether or not to proceed with obtaining an arrest which is a serious step in the justice process (Fleming, Ramcharan, Dowler, & de Lint, 2007, p. 2 & 4). Authors of The Canadian Criminal Justice System (2007, p. 4) states that because it is impossible to convict every single person who has broken... ... middle of paper ... ...ire justice system (Reece, 2014). That includes juries, witnesses, prosecutors, and defence lawyers.
Police Officers are evaluated based on their written reports. Good police work is maintained completely by an officer 's ability to present accurate, detailed and informative information in a police report. Many people pass judgment on others based on much of the information presented in these police reports. Officers should not only indicate what they did in their reports, but should also record what they did not do, and the reasons why. It is also very important to accurately and
Introduction In many years there has been a debate about procedural justice, policing community and communication in policing. Each of this topic is extremely important for the police to follow in order to maintain the community safe and build trust within the community. Police legitimacy is also important for the police to build a good relationship with the public. This essay analysis on what is procedural justice, community policing, and communication in policing and how each of this topic contribute to the legitimacy of police within the community. Each of this top is extremely important for police officer to be aware in order to effectively deal with any issue and build relationships with the community.
Community policing attempts to build trust between police officers and citizens and changes each one’s perception of the other. In order to accomplish this trust, police officers need to be fair and responsive through personal contacts on a continuous, prolonged basis. Different law enforcement executives utilize different styles of leadership and
Various populations are served by the criminal justice profession and included among the needs are having their rights protected, their own safety secure and also the safety of their homes and possessions secure, and having correct investigations done concerning them. For the most part, the majority of individuals are aware that those serving in authority wear uniforms which represent their role in criminal justice, such as judges, police officers and related personnel. Known to a lesser extent is that criminal justice professionals work with people from all walks of life, including families, the homeless, addicts, informants, court officials, and the public at large. In general, criminal justice professionals are regarded positively and with respect since they possess authority; however, police officers often get a bad reputation for the abuse of power, as do some court officials, causing a negative perception to also exist for these specialists. Notably, criminal justice professionals deal with personal and property protection, in addition, they enforce laws while serving a wide array of individuals (criminals, victims, and others with a diversity of needs) while aligning to the duties and responsibilities of the profession which includes protective, investigative and enforcement tasks.
In community-oriented policing the following are all assigned roles in order to increase their relationships: community, police, and chief of police. All have different assignments and tasks they should follow to assure that they are making efforts to gain trust
If officers do not use force on every suspect they encounter they may be creating a negative environment for the community. The community policing style is defined by David M. Allender as (2004:18-19), ?Community policing is a philosophy of full-service, personalized policing where the same officer patrols and works in the same area on a permanent basis, from a decentralized place, working in a proactive partnership with citizens to identify and solve problems.? The most important factors to community policing include personalization, partnership and problem-solving (Allender, 2004:19). The idea is to create a relationship with citizens that is trustworthy and honest. When officers begin to use force to control the community, citizens began to view officers as authority figures instead of service officers that are there to protect and serve.
This is an exchange relationship where both parties have the opportunity to gain so... ... middle of paper ... ...ng those areas. The writer of this esay is in agreement with Brown, 1988 when he says there is a close relationship between the enforcement of minor violations and crime control. Wilson has the most comprehensive way of controlling police discretion by placing it on a grid to help officers make decisions that can be monitored. The grid included looking at officer response as either a law enforcement response, with this type of interactions police intervention can be strongly influenced by performance measures. (Wilson, 1968) Citizen invoked order maintenance, with these calls the officers maintains a high degree of discretion.
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