The capability that the police officers are given can corrupt them and make them only see in black and white instead of grey. They can go from being a serious police officer and following the rules, to being someone whose reason for being there is simply to protect their reputation or the reputation of their towns no matter the cost.
People may feel that they con not report crimes like rape because it is uncomfortable to talk to the police about it. If research showed this then police could be trained to deal with victims in a more caring manner. My hypothesis I expect to find that the official crime statistics in my area do not reflect the actual crime rate. I expect this because it is obvious that not all crime is reported to the police. Many people do not report crime that they feel is too petty and where they cannot gain anything from reporting it (e.g.
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.
Claiming that they do not truly know what it is like to be police. By the judging and condemning the excessive, hostile force used by police, creating rules to control police work, it is making it easier for criminals to be criminals and put more pressure on police officers. In this case they are justifying and rationalizing using hostile, unconstitutional behavior. actions by basically stating it is needed in order to do effective police work,. Those who do not agree do not truly understand the reality of police work and have no right to judge.
Even though some law enforcement officers allow personal feelings and power to allow them to not follow policy, some policies are not followed morally because I do not feel that officers should be allowed to frisk someone who is innocent and has not committed a crime because it takes the focus off real criminals and onto innocent people; it causes emotional stress. I know because I have been through this several times. The stop and frisk policy is a policy in which law enforcement officers stop and asks questions and frisk people they feel are suspect, and I feel that it is wrong because it targets too many innocent people and takes the focus off real criminals. They do this even if the person has done nothing wrong.... ... middle of paper ... ... mistaken for someone else. I have seen innocent people go to jail for a crime they did not commit because of wrongful accusations.
The more pu... ... middle of paper ... ...effort to get this problem under control. The idea is to make sure the public does not have to fear that an officer of the law can use their power and get away with this type of behavior. It is the job of the entire police force to look at the situation and work amongst themselves to find anwsers that work best for their department, by doing this it could absoultely reduce unnecessary abuse of power in their department. It would not be acceptable to sweep this behavior under-the-rug, but to deal with it head on. It is possible to prevent so many unnecessary incidents of excessive force or abuse in police departments.
That, in turn, causes citizens to rely less on the police when they need help. DiLascio supports that idea in paragraph six of her article, it states that: When police are accused of inappropriate conduct, and when this conduct is either not thoroughly investigated or is dismissed in court, it causes people to question whether the police are really acting in the best interest of the community. This, in turn, makes people hesitate to go to the police when they do need help. DiLascio’s words are crucial when explaining how members of a community feel towards the police force. Many people feel negatively towards the police and the justice system when claims of misconduct go un-investigated.
The importance of understanding racism in the context of police brutality cannot be underestimated. Many police officials automatically regard racial minority group members as potentially dangerous regardless of their particular activities, gestures, or attire. This perception of racial minority citizens as “trouble” sometimes translates into racially discriminatory police behavior. Most police officers expect citizens to always surrender to police authority. When citizens challenge it instead, some officers view such behavior as the unofficial crime of disobeying a police officer and use physical force to gain compliance.
Some researchers maintain a belief that brutality is used by the police to control a population considered undesirable, whilst they go beyond the law, it is a method used to achieve social order (Skolnick and Fyfe, 1993). Thus, whilst it may seem like the police are supported in their duties, the idea of allowing all police rights to carry guns on duty could be something problematic (Squirres and Kennison, 2010). If police abuse their basic powers, then they can easily abuse the powers to use extreme force which can become dangerou... ... middle of paper ... ...T., Reiner, R. (2012) ‘Policing the Police’ in The Official Handbook of Criminology. Ed. By Maguire, M., Morgan, R., Reiner, R. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 806- 838 Skolnick, J., Fyfe, J.
A lot of the stories portray police officers as harmful beings, but a lot of times the news only tells one side of the story, which usually makes them out to be the villains. If the police were really abusing their power, wouldn’t there be more deaths? Police have the right to stop and question an individual if they suspect that individual or circumstance seems suspicious. Police are criticized everyday for the judgement they make. When something happens, police