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Analytical Toos/Charts for Law Enforcement Intelligence

- A Demographic Analysis gives information about an areas population in relation to the ages, race, gender, income, ethnic origin, and level of education. The demographic analysis is mostly used for strategic assessment and long term planning for law enforcement. The reason for analyzing this type of information is to predict by the indicators of the population the threat of criminal activity within an area. If it is known that the male population between the ages of 18 to 23 with an income of $30,000 or more are more likely to participate in drag racing and the population of an area just increased with these factors than the potential for accidents due to road racing will probably increase....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stress Management in a Law Enforcement Agency

- The direction that a law enforcement administration takes in setting standards and goals for dealing with stress within the department will have an impact on the officers in which they manage. In most cases, stress reduction for the department that begins with the highest levels of the administration. Training, talking, and the policies of the department are sometimes a viewed as a necessary evil by officers, but when used effectively, the benefits, and knowledge obtained in these setting, will reduce duplication of the tactics for the reduction of stress that were non productive in the past, and will allow management to harness each of the individuals personal strengths, to meet stress redu...   [tags: Role of Administration]

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An Argument About Fingerprinting Everyone in Canada

- Question: Everyone in Canada should be fingerprinted and photographed to make law enforcement easier. Please provide an argument for and an argument against. For: Everyone in Canada should be photographed and fingerprinted because it would make it easier to catch criminals and over all make a law enforcement officer’s job less stressful. The reason for this would be that officers can identify who committed a crime by simply scanning a bank robber’s face from a surveillance camera then matching the photograph they took of him even 20 years ago (all because technology is moving so fast)....   [tags: law enforcement, crime, liberty]

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Racial Profiling: The Case of Shoshana Hebshi

- First of all let’s just say that what happened to Shoshana Hebshi was extremely wrong. Mrs. Hebshi and the other two men where profiled due to their ethnicity background. It is sad to say but after the travesty of 9/11 racial profiling has occur more than it did in the past. The intent of racial profiling in law enforcement is to protect the wellbeing of our nation. However there are many problems with racial profiling. Even though racial profiling is unconstitutional many different agencies do it....   [tags: muslims, arabian, law enforcement]

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An Evaluation of the Types of Patrol Used by Law Enforcement

- The success of a law enforcement agency is the efficient police officers on patrol and their bond with the community. There are many ways an officer executes his patrol and some are more common than others. Foot patrol, vehicular patrol, bicycle patrol, mounted horse patrol, motorcycle patrol, and air patrol are the multitude of ways officers patrol the community. Foot patrol is the oldest form of patrol in history, and is when an officer would walk around the community, interacting with the community and learning the routines of the people around him....   [tags: car, air, horse]

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Why Organizations are Accidents Waiting to Happen in In Patrick O’Hara’s Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail

- ... According to O’hara, law enforcement agencies fail because of hidden defects in structure as well as culture and collective behavior (O'Hara, 2012, p.7). For example, O’Hara makes a reference to the 9/11 plane hijackings where if the Fbi would have given information about suspicious men taking flight training in the United States to the CIA they could have prevented the destruction of the Twin Towers (O'Hara, 2012, p. 5). Agencies such as the FBI want to have federal law enforcement dominance and by not sharing information the FBI and the CIA failed to prevent the attack (O'Hara, 2012, p.7)....   [tags: behavior, sabbatoge, accountability]

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The Computer and Police Officers and Law Enforcement Officials

- Introduction Computer is one of the most important and common sources of communication and a quick technology now a days. It became an integral part of people's daily lives, whether considered learning life or practical one. People become dependent upon the various areas. It saves time and provides them with the information and works they need. It also can store a lot of data that relate to those areas in a short time and making it easier for them retrieves what has been stored easily and conveniently....   [tags: information management systems, devices]

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Techniques Used by Law Enforcement Officers to Catch Criminals

- ... There were also many references to dealing with her mother being at home or calling her repeatedly on the telephone. Lastly, the officer actually communicated with predator on the phone to try to convince him that he was indeed talking to a young girl. During the course of the conversation, the officer is very passive, allowing jazzeman04 to lead the direction of their topics. Throughout the dialogue with the predator, the officer remains neutral by simply answering the questions asked. Never once did the officer attempt to bait jazzeman04 into offering a sexual act, asking to see pornographic images, or to come have sex with them....   [tags: investigation protocols, undercover officers]

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Excessive Force Used by Law Enforcement Officers

- The excessive force used by law enforcement officers resulting in the harmful injuries and even death to innocent has became a rapid controversial topic in today’s society. There have been many cases involving the idea in which police could have act in a more cautious manner, ensuring the safety of U.S. citizens as which America has built its pride upon. It is very evident that law enforcement agencies must seek towards safer procedures that will decrease the various incidents that has became a trending case among America today....   [tags: abusing authority]

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Use of Computer Technology by Law Enforcement Officers

- Use of Computer Technology by Law Enforcement Officers When it comes to fighting crimes, computers are the most helpful source law enforcement and security officers have. They help track where a suspect could be, where they used to live, past jobs, past criminals record, etc, and they keep track of all criminals. Computers keep records of everything; for example: fingerprints, pictures, information about a suspect, etc. Security personnel use computer technology to help catch thieves, cheaters, embezzlers, and so on....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Importance of Criminal Investigation in the Law Enforcement

- All my life growing up I’ve heard police stories from my grandfather and uncle about good guys catching bad guys. Police work isn’t always so black and white like I thought when I was a kid, Sometimes you have to work with the bad guys to catch the “badder” guys. The use of confidential informants is a valuable tool to many law enforcement agencies and more importantly for crimes associated with narcotics. Informants have the ability to gather information that would otherwise be unable to gather from law enforcement personnel....   [tags: investigation, informants]

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Interrogation Techniques

- Interrogation is a conversation, between a law enforcement officer and a person who is suspected of committing a crime or assisting others to commit a crime (AIU Online, 2007). Interrogations are used in many occasions. They are done to get someone to confess to something, weather it is a crime or giving out information of a crime or someone. When conducting an interrogation the interrogator has to have confidence and creativity. If you do not feel confident in interrogating someone it will show and the person will not give up on information that you want....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Ethics in Law Enforcement

- Police ethics are extremely important because ethics are the typical of “fair and honest conduct” (pg 460). People may have a different definition of what is fair and what is honest, and there are different circumstances where officers may not be able to be honest; such as covert investigations. Society in general determines what our ethical standards and moral principles are. Individual morals vary among all of us as they are what we as an individual consider to be right or wrong. We also have morals that are set by society....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Police Corruption in Arizona

- Police Corruption is something that has been and still is infecting our nation’s police departments since the founding of law enforcement over 300 years ago. The very people that you are supposed to trust to stop criminals are becoming criminals themselves. Arizona is no exception to the point that there is story after story of officers using their “discretion” and abusing their power. CMRJI.com is operated by currently employed and retired city managers and these managers have conducted research on every state in regards to police and government corruption....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Power, Abuse]

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Setting Up a Curfew Law for Teens

- Setting a curfew for teens and young adults under the age of eighteen is very helpful in keeping teens off the streets as night when most crime occurs. Having this as law will give the parents the peace of mind that their children aren’t out roaming around town at night. I agree that this is not going to stop people from breaking the law just because you are restricting them from a certain time of the day. Setting this curfew will help law enforcement to single out the people who are breaking the law any way because it is not going to stop them from being out when they are not supposed to be....   [tags: teens, law enforcement, crime]

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The Pervasive Influence of Women in Law Enforcement

- This paper will go over the pervasive influence of the female gender in Law Enforcement. It will go over the challenges and some solutions to those challenges. The paper will also show how females and police departments overcame some of these challenges. THE CHALLENGES FEMALE FACE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT Police Departments years ago would only hire women for clerical roles such as filing and doing paper work or dispatching. The civil rights act change all that making it possible for women to hold the same jobs as the men in law enforcement....   [tags: law enforcement, police department, nawlee ]

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Protectors of the Innocent

- It was a cold, damp morning, around three A.M., when the call came out. It seems there had been a rape and beating of a small child, about six years old. The detectives were called in from their homes, where they had been sleeping. The officers were tired, groggy, and mad as hell at what had happened to the little girl. This is an awful tragedy that occurs all too often. Stories, like the one I just described, are played out weekly on the television show Law and Order S.V.U., where actors, playing Detectives Benson and Stabler, are the ones answering such calls....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Use of Force Continuum

- ... While the precise progression of force varies significantly (especially the extensive gap between soft control and deadly force) among different agencies and jurisdictions, there is a common model cited in a U.S. government publication on use of force. However, to better illustrate how different agencies may use contradictory models for the same purpose, the U.S. Navy teaches a six-step model: Officer Presence, Verbal Commands, Soft Controls, Hard Controls, Intermediate Weapons, and Deadly Force....   [tags: law enforcement techniques]

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Law Enforcement and Social Media

- Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are very popular social media sites for today’s generation. However, these types of social media sites may no seem like a bad idea to have until a loved one or child is involved in a situation they can’t get themselves out of. Social media’s should be more firm with their users because children have no parental supervision, anyone is allowed to have one and use it for illegal activity, and people take advantage of the sites. This generation of parents are not supervising their children social media sites....   [tags: facebook, twitter, instagram]

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The Use of Canines in Law Enforcement

- The term “man’s best friend” stems from the domestication of canines in early history. Studies have shown that these four legged creatures became domesticated over 33,000 years ago. Starting with the wolf, there are now over 400 different types of breeds. Dogs were first used as helpers. People would use them for jobs such as hunting and herding. As time went by, people began to use them more for aid and protection. The U.S. Army was the first to initiate the use of K9 Units in 1835. Europe, Belgium, Germany, and Hungary realized the potential of these canines and picked up on the idea in the late 1800s....   [tags: domestication, training, drugs]

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Law Enforcement Must Read Your Miranda Rights

- ... Is defined by the concept of Federalism and the specifically enumerated powers granted the Federal government by the Constitution. Miranda Rights, protect from interrogation once they’ve been taken into custody However , it does protect person/witness at a scene of a crime .One can quite easily implicate themselves during routine questioning at a scene of a crime. Evidence for questioning at that time can be used against them in court. Once taken into custody, a suspect has to be read his/her rights....   [tags: constitution, custody, criminal]

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Using Crime Maps and Crime Mapping Techniques in Crimology

- The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) stated in 2005, “Crimes are human phenomena; therefore, their distribution across the landscape is not geographically random ("What is crime-mapping," 2005).” The use of crime maps and crime mapping techniques within the study of criminology are hugely significant in identifying crime trends of the past and present as well as developing prevention methods for the future. For this paper, first crime mapping will be defined, then specifically looked at for an area which I have chosen, Douglas County, Nebraska....   [tags: prevention, law enforcement, gangs]

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United States Marshal Service

- The United States Marshal Service (USMS) is a part of the Department of Justice. The United States Marshal Service occupies ninety-four United States Marshals, all appointed by the president. One Marshal is appointed to each federal court district. The headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. This is the oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement service. Although this service is often overlooked, it is critical in maintaining order in law enforcement. This service arrests approximately 337 fugitives every day....   [tags: service, law enforcement, program]

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Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement

- Just what is racial profiling. Racial profiling is a law enforcement and security agency practice that encourages officers to stop, search, and investigate people based on race, ethnicity, nationality or religion. While racial profiling is most commonly committed against ethnic minorities, many instances of racial profiling occur in reaction to specific crimes, making any racial or cultural group subject to more intensive scrutiny by the authorities. (ebscohost.com) This is what I think bout racial profiling, it like it occurs when the police targets someone for investigation on the basis of that person's race, national origin, or ethnicity....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]

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The Changing Nature of Crime and Law Enforcement

- Law enforcement agencies nationwide must constantly adapt to the changing nature of crime and the ways criminals must be prosecuted. New dangers like terrorism, as well as old ones, such as public corruption, threaten the public and force police agencies to acclimate themselves to this new environment. President Clinton explained the need for the development of the federal and local law enforcement agencies. “We have begun to find a way to reduce crime, forming community partnerships with local police forces to catch criminals and prevent crime....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Exploring Police Officers' Use of Discretion

- Discretion is used by officers throughout the country; it gives them the choice to carry out law word by word, based on the input of the situation and surrounding circumstances around the officer it also gives them the choice to disobey the written law which usually ends up in tragic instances. This is why discretion is such a hot topic in the United States and throughout the world. One side argues that police officers are ill trained to properly carry out split second decisions. The other side of the argument claims that discretion saves countless lives of many civilians and police officers....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement]

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Women in Law Enforcement

- Women in Law Enforcement There are many stereotypes that women in the law enforcement field have to face. In order to recruit more women into policing, law enforcement agencies should attempt to overcome the idea that policing is a "male-oriented profession". This paper will cover parts of the history of women police officers, some views and stereotypes of the female officer, job related issues, life outside of the workforce and job satisfaction. It used to be that only nursing, teaching, and clerical positions were open to women....   [tags: Papers]

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High-Performance Police

- High Performance Police High-performance police organizations involve different approaches to the way law enforcement handle emergency situations. Law enforcement officer’s duties include focusing on the concerns and safety of average citizens. They must embrace the daunting challenge of radically transforming their organizations and their organizational cultures (Henry & Bratton, 2003). Policing can deal with the communities, organizations, budgets, and strategies to most effective actions to engage in challenging situations (Henry & Bratton, 2003)....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Miranda vs. Arizona and the Fifth and Sixth Amendments

- The Fifth and Sixth Amendments like every other law out there is used in ways other than what it was initially for, by being interpreted by stretch provisions according to what feels right. What was it meant for. The brutality to suspects who we're being accused of their so called "wrong doing" dictated what would eventually change the way we work suspects. The police force had not been given what proper provisions to follow when interrogating suspects of criminal charges giving them disadvantages on many occasions though out the course of law....   [tags: rights, law enforcement, suspect]

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The Opportunity of Marijuana Use

- Marijuana, also known as cannabis, weed, dank or pot, has been around for years. It was never really an issue until the late 1990's to the early 2000's. It's been said that Marijuana has been a good use for medical purposes. With the way people use it nowadays its hard to try to get it legalized because of the abuse it gets on the streets. Government surveys indicate that senior high school students admit that getting marijuana is as easy as ordering burgers and fries at a local burger joint....   [tags: taxes, health, law enforcement]

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The Newest Technology in Law Enforcement

- The license plate reader, LPR is a mobile plate hunter that comprises of a camera(s) placed on the outside of a squad car that is then connected to a computer database inside the squad car. The plate hunter has the capacity to recognize the character on a number plate and rapidly relay the information to the database computer that would verify of the owner or the automobile has any record or if the vehicle has been reported stolen/missing. This ability is even possible when the squad car is moving at 75 mph and can check up to 3, 000 number plates within an hour....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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The History of Police Agencies and Different Types of Law Enforcement

- ... Generally, modern policing in the United has been shaped by the early English police styles (“The History of the Police”, n.d.). This is primarily because the first organized policing agencies were witnessed in the early 1800s but experienced many challenges. During these early years of policing in England and colonial America, citizens were in charge of law enforcement in their communities. The early English police styles were known as kin police where citizens were responsible for looking after their relatives or kin....   [tags: suty, service, society, crime]

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Armed Police: Does It Work?

- Armed Police: Does It Work. In the state of California the local police are armed to an extent with their standard issued hand guns. From the 1900’s to 2000, more than 14,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. Just about 50% of those deaths were because of firearms, even though crime is at its low point over the past half a century. Police should be armed because it can reduce crime, can handle more dangerous threats, and can save lives. Law enforcement should be armed, because when police are not armed, with at least some kind of weaponry, the criminal will probably get their way if they are superior firepower....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Historical Development of Law Enforcement

- Since 27 B.C. law enforcement has been used by humans as a means to defend property and keep peace. Law enforcement has been changing ever since it was created. It will keep changing for the greater good of the community as long is there is a continual need for law enforcement. According to REAL POLICE. (N.D.) Para 5, the first organized police force was created by the great nephew of Julius Caesar, Gaius Octavius in 27 B.C. These men were called Vigiles. The Vigiles were armed with wooden clubs and small swords....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement

- The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement   The creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873 was the "ultimate expression of the federal government’s control over policing" (Johnson & Griffiths: 1991, 29). The North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were created by the government of John A. MacDonald to police the prairies. Prior to the development of the NWMP, the only form of law enforcement came from employees of the Hudson Bay Company who had established their own penal code....   [tags: Canada]

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To Punish or to Rehabilitate

- The criminal justice system covers several parts of the operational aspects of the system including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Each and every aspect is of utmost importance in the successful function of the criminal justice system with the most questionable approach going to the decision to focus on the punishment or rehabilitation of offenders. The correctional process is entrusted with ensuring the safety of the public, the best alternative for handling each offender, while guaranteeing fairness is served to all....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement]

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Verbal and Non Verbal Skills in Law Enforcement

- ... A week ago today I was called by my dispatch and she told me that I needed to respond to a car accident on Mill Plain Ave and 163rd. I notified dispatch that I was on my way. As I am making my way to the call the dispatcher calls me about two minutes later and said “ are you there yet?” I advised her I was on my way and traffic was back up due to the accident. She comes back over the radio “ You need to hurry up.” I was frustrated with her because I can only respond as fast as traffic will allow me to....   [tags: communication skills, I and you statements]

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Intervention Strategy to Reduce Stress in the Law Enforcement Workplace

- ... And due to such problems, officers experience lack of ability to concentrate which results in poor performs and absenteeism causing addition burden to other colleagues (The Art of Living, 2003). These conditions need to be mitigated through improved intervention strategies. Following strategies is developed to address the need to reduce stress in the work environment of police departments. Proposed Intervention Strategies • Revise internal procedures All internal procedures, especially, procedures that concerns officer safety, response time and internal procedures on officer misconduct is to be revised periodically....   [tags: life threatening situations, police persons]

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Community Policing as a Strategy to Improve the Effectiveness of Law Enforcement

- The relationship between the police and the communities they serve hasn’t always been the most productive. Against the backdrop of the tumultuous era of the 1960s when the nation’s collective unrest regarding various then current events ranging from the social upheaval of the civil rights movement to the broadly unpopular and deepening conflict in Vietnam spilled onto the streets of American cities seemingly everywhere, local police forces, lacking in experience with crowd control, often found themselves in violent encounters with these various groups, earning them a reputation of being oppressive organizations (Schmalleger, 2014, p....   [tags: police, communities, community policing]

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Reasonable Suspicion in Law Enforcement

- Being suspicious about someone is not necessarily bad for police officers, as long as you have a reason to suspect. For example, have you ever seen a person that you have never seen before, walk by your neighborhood. Law enforcement officers patrol the streets making sure there isn’t anything suspicious going on. There have been cases were the police have been accused of stopping people over for no reason. Some say they were racially profiled. Whatever the case is, police have to have reasonable suspicion to stop someone....   [tags: lesser standard than probable cause]

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Officers with High School Diplomas vs. Officers with College Degrees.

- High school and college are tremendously vital for preparing people for the real world. High school prepares students for college or the workforce. College expands ones general knowledge and skills, such as the ability to express ones opinion orally and written. Post secondary education also increases the understanding of the community and society. CollegeBoard says that more and more employers want employees who have education beyond high school. College graduates have more jobs to choose from than people with high school diplomas....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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I Want to Go into Law Enforcement

- The citizens are not the only people that help the Community be safe, its the police that help people feel safe by eliminating the bad things. But, there is one thing that doesn't make the community feel safe and that is the amount of crime. Some Places obtain less crime than others, therefore; developing a bigger population. For an example, East St. Louis has not a lot of people living there because there is a high number of crimes that happen. As many people can see, one of the careers that I am interested in doing is law enforcement....   [tags: career choices]

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The War on Drugs: The House I live In Documentary

- A Nameless Inmate shouts to the camera behind bars in the Documentary “The house I Live In, he shouted “Just wipe me out straight off the map for nothing. 57 years for a small rock . I wanna know why i’m treated like I murder somebody. The war on drugs, a war made invisible to society, but one of the most destructive wars in our nation today.Politician’s call it a successful proposition for the nation, following the motto- go hard or go home,Politician's Increasing the sentencing of drug related crimes by the hour, Law enforcements cleaning up the streets.Locking up every drug offender that cross their paths....   [tags: law enforcement, sentence, minorities]

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Probation Officers Methodology

- Historically, probation officers have performed both rehabilitative and law enforcement functions, especially in juvenile probation. In a rehabilitative role the probation officer serves as a social case worker, a counselor whose primary concerns are generally in the best interest of the offender. In this role, a probation officer must know how to interview, how to obtain facts about an offender’s background, how to identify and distinguish surface from underlying problems, what community resources exist, and how to make referrals to such resources....   [tags: corrections, law enforcement]

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Community-Oriented Policing

- Community-oriented policing, also known as COP, combines the traditional aspects of law enforcement with prevention measures, problem solving, community engagement, and community partnerships (Community and Problem-Oriented). The United States law enforcement relied on a professional policing model, which was based on hierarchical structures, efficient response times, standardization, and the use of motorized patrol cars. Community-oriented policing began when critics charged that police and the communities they served were alienated from each other....   [tags: law enforcement, partnerships]

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American Justice System

-   Section one Generally, crime and law enforcement television programs have been tremendously popular, with constantly elevated ratings over time. More than a quarter of all prime time shows from the 1960s to the 1990s have centred on subjects of crime or criminal justice, which comprise the biggest single subject matter on television today, across all types of programming (Weigel and Jessor, 1999). Drawing on Carlson's (2001) review of the literature, we observe that these studies have characteristically enclosed five main interconnected areas: knowledge of and information on the system, compliance, rights, police images, and violence and victimization....   [tags: Crime, Law Enforcement]

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Technology and Crime Analysis

- Technology and Crime Analysis Technology is used by every single criminal justice practitioner in some way, shape or form each and every day. When it comes to crime analysis technology is there to help with accurate analysis of the crime scene or evidence obtained. Some examples of the technology used in crime analysis include radios, telecommunications, computer, data storage and collection. Each technology has its own unique role during crime analysis, all are equally important. Computers, data storage and collection would be the main technology that is used to assist during crime analysis....   [tags: Evidence, Law Enforcement]

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The Causes of Stress Among Police Officers

- Friederich Nietzsche wrote, “Whoever fights monsters should seek to it that in the process he does not become a monster”. This aptly applies to police officers who face unexpected and potentially dangerous situations every day. Police officers are confronted with destructive and negative behavior on a regular basis. Law enforcement is one of the most stressful and demanding professions in the United States. Characteristics of police work are stressful because a situation can change at any time. An FBI report shows that approximately twelve out of every one hundred or 60,000 police officers are assaulted each year (Stevens, p....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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Role of Police Reports In the Law Enforcement Community

- A discourse community is a community that shares common goals, language, and genres. Law enforcement officers belong to their own discourse community in which they are united in their overall purpose: to protect and serve. An oath they take when sworn in as officers. Law enforcement officers seem to speak a common language that, to a civilian, is foreign. We’ve all heard the famous “10-4” comment for “understood” or “got it” on police shows and in action movies. Pretty much everything that comes out of an on-duty officer’s mouth is in some sort of code....   [tags: Law Enforcement 2014]

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Transnational Criminal Organization and the Law Enforcement Community

- The problem of transnational criminal organization poses some unique challenges to the law enforcement community. The scope of these organizations’ activities and personnel creates exponentially more work for law enforcement than relatively isolated or contained criminal acts by individuals or small groups. Random and personal crimes committed by individuals can usually be handled by police at the local level, as the investigation is limited to the known crime (or crimes) that have been committed and reported....   [tags: Law Enforcement Essays]

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Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act Analysis

- On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SOLESNA), or Arizona Senate Bill 1070 (S.B. 1070, as it is popularly known). The purpose of the act is “... to discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States” (Senate Bill 1070, 2010). Arizona Senate Bill 1070 is considered one of the harshest anti-immigration law due to it’s enforcements. Nevertheless, it is not the first law of it’s kind....   [tags: anti immigration law, arizona senate bill]

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Failures of the Drug War

- American law enforcement has made drug enforcement one of its highest priorities for almost forty years. However, more people than ever are beginning to question the true benefits of the Drug War. The President of the United States, Barack Obama has even referred to the Drug War as an “utter failure” in the YouTube video “Barack Obama on Marijuana Decriminalization (2004).” These kinds of negative opinions on the Drug War are not unjustified. The Drug War has cost Americans 33 billion dollars and countless lives (Miron Par....   [tags: America, Law Enforcement, Drugs]

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Seat Belt Law Should Be Removed

- IIn 1978, a seatbelt law began in Tennessee for infants and young children. By the middle of 1985, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had enacted any child restraint using seat belts, and then New York extended this law for other ages. The law starts requiring all front seats to use safety belts on December 1987 (Williams & Lund, p. 1438). According to 625 ILC 5/12-603.1, driver and passengers are required to use safety belt (Public). The penalty from this law, depending on the states such as New York’s fine is 50 USD and 25 USD for Illinois states....   [tags: Police Officers, Law Enforcement, Safety, Cars]

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Gender Diversity in Discretionary Decisions During Citizen-Police Encounters

- Police Officers have the ability to exercise discretionary control within the realms of their day to day enforcement decisions. They are able to do this without judgment from their peers. This is understood to be one of the few allowances of autonomy given to an officer. Ultimately, a decision to arrest or issue a ticket should be based on the totality of circumstances and should not be related to gender. But in reality, female officers bring a different set of perspectives and experiences to policing and in some instances, are held to a different standard than their male counterparts....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Law Enforcement Workshop

- Law Enforcement Workshop The Law Enforcement Workshop Template includes all the elements needed to host a workshop, from the initial planning stage to the workshop evaluation. The template provides a systematic process for planning and implementation. In addition, samples of each document needed to prepare for the workshop are a part of this section of the toolkit. Hospital Security Template The Hospital Security Template will help hospitals evaluate readiness and manage surge events. It will enable someone who is not the usual person in charge to manage the unexpected....   [tags: Agenda]

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Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement

- Gilmartin begins by describing the typical rookie officer. Most are energetic, idealistic, enthusiastic and very driven. Quickly this enthusiasm can change from one of positivity to one that is very cynical and emotionally charged. These behaviors and thoughts over time if not corrected become exacerbated leading to noticeable mental and physical changes. The author, Gilmartin, uses personal experiences and other real life stories effectively so that many officers can relate and identify with the topic of the book....   [tags: police officers, families, hypervigilance]

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Criminal Justice and Leading U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Annotated Bibliography

- ... (2008). The Police in America: An Introduction (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. The Police in America: An Introduction is a detailed and broad account of policing and how it relates to the criminal justice system. It additionally gives a view of the Exclusionary Rule and key definitions. Zalman, M. (2008). Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society, 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Criminal Procedure: Constitution and Society is an up-to-date guide on all matters relating to the criminal justice system....   [tags: constitution, law enforcement practices]

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The Law Enforcement Field

- The jobs of the law enforcement profession vary greatly depending on the location, training, certification, and branch of enforcement. Law enforcement personnel are an important part of the overall protection services fabric, not only here in the United States but around the world that include but are not limited to emergency medical technicians and fire fighters. If a career that specializes in the protection of individuals and property while also providing a high level of assistance those in need, then the law enforcement profession will allow a person to access the wide variety of jobs and specialties within the law enforcement field....   [tags: training, certification, personnel]

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Racial Profiling

- There has always been racial profiling in our history. The problem here is that at some point the ones who are oppressed and discriminated sooner o later will claim why they are treated unequally. There are many examples around the world, but one only has to take a look at how the American society has been designed to realize the great difference between individuals. It was even normal and acceptable to see these differences during the creation of this nation because the ones who supposedly had the power and knowledge of conquering made sure to create a huge division between leaders and subordinates....   [tags: Discrimination, Law Enforcement]

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Perspectives on Crime

- Crime has a different effect on every person that is a part of the situation. Just as no two people have the same reaction to a medication, no two people have the same reaction to a situation dealing with a crime. The law enforcement officer that steps onto the scene has been trained to deal with the situation in a professional and removed manner. This allows the officer to help everyone involved in the most effective way possible. The victim, however, is emotionally invested into the situation because the crime personally attacked their sense of safety....   [tags: law enforcement, medications, criminals]

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Police Corruption in Law Enforcement

- Crooked Cops Police corruption is a universal concept when it comes to law enforcement. Every country deals with its own form of corruption; from the drug trade in South America and Mexico to the prostitution rings in Europe, it is guaranteed that police departments are on someone’s payroll. Corruption, generally defined as abuse of authority for private gain, is among the world’s oldest practices and a fundamental cause of intrastate conflict, providing a focal point for many social groups’ grievances against governments (Bayley & Perito).Corruption has become an epidemic in policing, and is impeding community policing....   [tags: crooked cops]

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The Law Enforcement Career Path

- I’m interested in the law enforcement career path, and there are a lot of different paths you could take in this career choice. This career got my attention mainly because, I find solving mysteries and crimes very intriguing. The origin of this occupation came in during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, coming into America from England. “Generally speaking, the constable became responsible for law enforcement in the towns, while the sheriff took responsibility for the counties” (Stinchcomb 3)....   [tags: crime, murders, narcotic agents]

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Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement is Not Justified

- When we are children we are taught not to judge a book by its cover, for most of us this is easier said than done. Racial profiling is something that affects millions of people in the United States alone. Seemingly innocent people are being targeted solely by the color of their skin and their nationality. Whether racial profiling somebody is appropriate or not is a topic widely discussed by individuals everywhere. The question is however, is it right to judge somebody just because they look different then you....   [tags: Racism, Prejudice, Racial Profiling Essays]

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Police Officer Discretion

- Discretion of a police officer is the subject I would like to tackle. In this paper I will discuss the issues I have with the discretion, the problems with these discretions I have, and how some officers may use discretion to their advantage. By the conclusion of the paper the reader will be educated on the subject of discretion and the issues facing it. Discretion is defined by Pollock (2010) as, “having the authority to choose between two or more courses of behavior. Law enforcement professionals have a great deal of discretion regarding when to enforce the law, how to enforce it, how to handle disputes, when to use force, and so on....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Law Enforcement Cameras an Invasion of Privacy

- The past decade has seen a proliferation of law enforcement security cameras in public areas, with central London having more cameras than any other city. In cities like New York, Los Angeles, and central London, cameras can be found at almost every intersection. Terrorist attacks have been a major basis for this significant increase in law enforcement security cameras; however, privacy advocates, along with many of the public, feel that it’s an invasion of privacy. People are concerned that all this video surveillance, which is continuously expanding, has created a “Big Brother” society, where people are constantly watched....   [tags: Proliferation, Security Cameras, Public Areas]

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The Containment Concept in Law Enforcement

- One of the core roles of police officers is that of law enforcement. However, there are times that it is necessary for an officer to rely less on enforcement of the law and instead concentrate on keeping peace in situations that exist outside of the norm. One such situation exists in the policing methods used in “skid-row” type areas of society. These types of areas are an anomaly to the rest of standard communities where simply enforcing the law will not be successful. The goal in these areas is to plainly contain the chaos using a hybrid form of community policing....   [tags: Law Enforcement, policing, criminal justice]

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Law Enforcement and Miranda Warnings Case Analysis

- This paper will go through the first arrest that a new police officer did while responding to a house break in. It will show what a FTL would say to the new officer on how they did with the situation after the arrest. We will identify four issues during the arrest that related to the Miranda Laws. Then, we will try and relate these issues to a historical case. Later, we will carefully analysis the situation and see if we could resolve the issues or not. We will then go over how these issues could have been prevent from happening....   [tags: miranda rights, fifth amendment, law enforcement]

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Code of Ethics Violations

- ... He asked for a lighter sentence because Hall simply was a follower, not leading Collins. During the year of 2005, the narcotics department consisted only of Andrew Collins. It wasn’t until 2006 that Hall was transferred to the Narcotics Unit from the School Resource Officer position in June of 2006. During the time that Collins was testifying in court, he informed the judge that he had told Hall of his unethical activities and that he had been doing it to increase arrest numbers so he could do a better job....   [tags: Benton Harbor law enforcement]

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Law Enforcement Innovations in Reaction to The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and the Virginia Tech Massacre

- The terrorist attacks to the World Trade Center towers in New York City on September 11, 2001 has changed the way federal, state and local police departments communicate with each other, their structures, and operations. The new federal organization known as Homeland Security set out to coordinate their work at the state level, collect, analyze and share pertinent information and intelligence, protect key infrastructure and assets, secure the nation’s borders and ports, team up with federal and local task forces, and prepare new response training, equipment, systems and strategies (Foster and Cordner, 2005)....   [tags: Social Issues, Terrorism]

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Police Authority vs Individual Rights

- It is easy for police to get caught up in the idea that it is them against the rest of society (Barkan, 2012). Many citizens in today’s democratic society have a negative or fearful view of our law enforcement. Think back to grade school, who was that one kid in class that everyone was annoyed by or despised. Most people would answer the teacher’s pet or the tattletale. We have grown up from a young age to have a negative view towards those that get us into trouble when we think we can get away with something we know is wrong....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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Problem-Oriented Policing and Its Importance

- PROBLEM-ORIENTED POLICING 3 Problem-Oriented Policing and Its Importance Problem-oriented policing (POP) has been around for decades. POP can be defined as a way to improve policing by analyzing and acting on the most serious problems concerning the community. Research articles from various peer reviewed journals were examined to obtain an understanding on the importance of POP....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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Police Use of Force

- In certain situations, the police may have to act quickly on their instincts. Sometimes, a situation is unpredictable and a decision needs to be made in a split second. The quick decision may to be to take a person down physically with the officer’s own hands, or to use deadly force, unfortunately. Anything can happen and the officer needs to be ready for every scenario. The different levels of force can be anywhere from just a police officer being present, to having to kill someone to prevent him or her from hurting anyone else....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes

- LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE PROCESSES The fundamental key for any successful intelligence mission is the ability to access information from the different intelligence disciplines: Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Measures and Signals Intelligence (MASINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). These five disciplines are in essence the only way for the analyst to gather information, short of actually traveling the world to investigate hands on....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Preventing Wrongful Convictions

- Every time an innocent person is exonerated based on DNA testing, law enforcement agencies look at what caused the wrongful convictions. There are many issues that contribute to putting guiltless lives behind bars including: eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, imperfect forensic science, and more (Gould and Leo 18). When a witness is taken into a police station to identify a suspect, it is easy for their memories to be blurred and their judgment influenced. This can lead the witness to identify a suspect who is actually innocent....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Crime, Innocence]

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The Law Enforcement Workshop Template

- The Law Enforcement Workshop Template includes all the elements needed to plan a workshop, from the initial planning stage through to the workshop evaluation. The template provides a systematic process for planning and implementation. In addition, samples of each document needed to prepare for the workshop are a part of this section of the toolkit. The Hospital Security Template will help hospitals evaluate readiness and manage a large surge event. It addresses physical security for staff, patients and facilities for all public health emergencies....   [tags: Agenda]

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Technology in Law Enforcement

- Technology used in policing enhances law enforcement organizations’ ability to function because it has improved police databases, reports, tracking, and forensics (DOJ, 2004). In addition, a less-lethal weapon is designed to disable, capture, or immobilize a suspect without killing them. However, occasionally deaths do happen as a result of less-lethal weapons which include kinetic energy, electrical, acoustic, and chemical weapons. Furthermore, violence, disease, and infected evidence are dangers that law enforcement officers face today....   [tags: Database, Enhancement, Weapons]

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Law and Order Injustice

- America focuses on keeping the rich streets clean and the poor streets dirty with a sense of people of color will be placed in poor dangerous neighborhoods with violence and drugs. The news reporters every day file cases of police officers using their power to control and abuse the law by hurting citizens by their image of clothing and color of their skin. In “A Brother’s Murder” a journalist talks about his experience living in a poor neighborhood and how his brother tragically died in a city of crime....   [tags: law enforcement, racism, racial profiling]

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stress and law enforcement

- Management and Dealing with Stress in Officers It is important that law enforcement officers are able to handle stress and build his or her zone of stability. Officers have a ready-made support system in each other. They better understand the special problems and feelings that come with the job that friends and family members don’t. That doesn’t necessarily mean that this relationship with their fellow officers will cure all. Sometimes, because of the “macho” image that police officers uphold, they will give back negative feedback in a situation where an officer needs comfort....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania

- Section 2711 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, entitled probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases, subsection (a) states that a police officer shall have the same right of arrest without a warrant as in a felony whenever he has probable cause to believe the defendant has violated section 2504 (relating to involuntary manslaughter), 2701 (relating to simple assault), 2702(a)(3), (4) and (5) (relating to aggravated assault), 2705 (relating to recklessly endangering another person), 2706 (relating to terroristic threats) or 2709.1 (relating to stalking) against a family or household member although the offense did not take place in the presence of the police...   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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The Law Enforcement Hiring Process

- Introduction This paper will show four different police departments that are currently hiring or recruiting for police officers. There will be a summary on the research found on the process used to recruit police officers. It will also show their current hiring trends and what hiring practices they have that are successful or not successful. The paper will also go over the different methods departments use to train their new officers and their values. The Process of Recruiting Police Personal Recruiting officers is a vital job for any city, state, federal department....   [tags: Recruiting Police Personal]

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