Lastly, police brutality against African Americans is legitimized as ideologies of Blacks are reproduced through the media which results in reproducing social and racial inequalities and leading to more cases where officers oppress African Americans. To conclude, the analytical concept of ideology is important as it helps us understand why certain inequalities exist in society. From analyzing police brutality through the analytical lens of ideology it became clear that police brutality against African Americans is legitimized as stereotypical ideologies which are perpetuated by the media, results in victim blaming and therefore reproduces racial inequalities. The concept of ideology can also aid in understanding where certain beliefs that may seem ‘natural’ come from and ultimately how they influence individual actions and beliefs in society. Furthermore, from exploring the ideologies which legitimize police brutality against African Americans, I have determined that Blacks are being depicted as criminals, this idea may seem ‘natural’ as the media portrays them in this light.
Police have been known to use force when it comes to dealing with minorities The reason as to why they use force could be related to the education, age, experience, and ethnicity of... ... middle of paper ... ...cation was the most important factor in this study, the other variables included the officer’s age and experience. Whether the officer majored in criminal justice or not had no effect on how many complaints he or she received. Overall, it is better to have an education because it does help better the officer’s performance. Militarization of the police lead to excessive police violence The police officers that we know of today would be seen as an army back in the days of the founding fathers. Roger Roots argues that the police force today violates the constitution.
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.
Even though, police brutality is a big problem, it is only proving the police wrong when it is clear they are trained to serve and protect with a lot of different protocols in the process of the whole situation. The police would only react to a perp violently and with force if they felt threatened and when this happens local news and internet makes it look as if police are the bad guys which in some situations they are, but others they aren 't they are just doing their job as officers to serve and protect. Three possible solutions to this problem would be firing the officer, giving them jail time, or even treating them as they treated the victim for reasons that did not require brutal force, but in other cases the pipe should be the one in
The activity caused by police corruption is the reason police brutality takes place. If a person does not do what the police officer at the time wants them to do, the officer may take it to heart and use violent force, which we know as police brutality. At times I do believe that race places a big role when it comes now to police corruption, because racism in police treatment of minorities has created great disparities in incarceration amongst the
This is most likely due to the uprising in social media and video-enabled cellular devices. Aside from the fact that police brutality is wrong in itself, there is a much greater issue at hand. African-Americans, Hispanics and other minority groups are more likely to face this hostile behavior than Whites are. In America, minorities still face embedded racism and second-class treatment. A recent poll showed that many police officers even feel that their fellow coworkers act with excessive force yet do not report them due to the possibility of getting a “cold shoulder” from fellow workers.
Sociologically, cops commit brutality crimes because of the social status of the victim. It’s less common that an officer will be assaulting someone of high status. Also it is more likely that an officer will take action against a person a lower status if they are accused by a person with a high status. The officer in most cases will turn the cheek on the lower status victim whose accuser is of lower status as well. (Geller, William A., and Hans Toch.)
The public trust on the agency has been broken and that has caused some members of the society to distrust and have doubts to service motives of police officers. The growing distrust to the police agencies is a common issue shared by countries worldwide. Police corruption is a costly international malady that also infected the police agencies in America. History of Police Corruption in America Police agencies have beautiful roles and functions in accomplishing law enforcement for protection and maintenance of peaceful, orderly, and safe society. Police officers are meant to be authoritative figures that can make the people feel safe and protected.
The theory ultimately determines whether they will eventually be led to commit crimes to relieve the strain or to resist by obeying the rules of society. (Strain Theories) An example of this would be police departments not having good communication and place to be able to communicate with the public this in turn creates strain on the policeman himself. Policeman’s perceptions of the world are influenced by two things which are danger and authority. These perceptions allow him to view society from a different viewpoint than a regular citizen. This also puts him into an isolated sub culture, which can work against him.
The attitudes of male and female members of the police force towards alleged victims of rape is another issue which Scales OF justice rises in its portrayal of a corrupt police force. Act One of Scales Of Justice is a study of the limits of integrity. It shows the naivety of a policeman in which his ideas bring him into conflict with his colleagues. In Scales of Justice power and the abuse of it is shown mainly through corruption within the police force. It shows us that along with power there can be negative and positive effects on people lifestyles.