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Affects of Job Related Stress in Police Officers

- When it comes to police officers, people often think about times they’ve been pulled over or the television show ‘COPS’. Just like anything else, a person’s perception of police officers and their work depends on previous interactions with them and what they have seen in the media. What is often overlooked by the general public, are the stressors that police officers face in their field of work and how such stress can affect their personal lives. There are several cases in which researchers studied the cause and effect of work related stress and what effects there are on people in law enforcement....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Police Officers, Cops]

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Should Police Officers be Required to Maintain Physical Fitness Standards?

- In 1997, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a study that looked at forty cases of “serious assault” against a law enforcement agency member nationwide. Of the fifty-two officers involved in the incidents, forty-seven self-identified as being in “excellent” health at the time. Each of these officers were involved in some type of physical fitness program, typically weightlifting and/or running. In these incidences of “serious assault,” law enforcement officers regularly accredited their surviving the incidence to their maintaining a high level of physical fitness....   [tags: police officers, police academy, police fitness]

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Three Ways Police and Probation Officers can Reduce Gang Violence

- Police and probation officers use two words to describe their jobs, to protect and to serve. Not only do they put their lives in danger every day, but also help the community in more ways than one. Some ways that police and probation officers can help lower gang violence is by implementing laws more accordingly, establishing a relationship with troubled youth, and creating programs that benefit their well-being. The root of gang violence all begins at home and then spreads. A troubled teen may be lacking the love and attention from their parent whether it is because they work too much, or simply do not care....   [tags: neutral zone, teen gangs, police officers]

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Police Officers: The Challange of Handlig a Riot

- Each and every-day of our lives we are protected by men and women in the police force. Police officers must handle extremely dangerous situations like fights, robberies, or even riots. During riots police officers use many weapons to subdue rioters, but sometimes the less lethal weapons can be just as bad as the lethal ones. What do you think the world would be like if you didn’t have anybody to enforce the law every day, or when you are in trouble and there is nobody is there to come and help you....   [tags: Rioters vs Police]

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Police Officers: Protectors of The People

- Protectors of the people Same thing week after week, get up Monday morning, put a tie on, get in the car, get stuck in traffic, get to my cubicle, work in a confined amount of space for 8 hours, then head back home. Why in the world would anyone want a job like this. These typical 9 to 5 jobs sound dreadful, and seem like they would wretch the last bit of life out of me on a daily basis. Maybe these jobs are made for most people, but not for this guy. I need the feeling of accomplishment, that what I am doing is helping people in need and the excitement that every day is a new day on the job....   [tags: reduce crime, crime fighters]

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The Development and Responsibilites of Police Officers

- ... U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) has stated that state and local enforcement officers are all uniformed when on the job. They wear their uniforms so the public can easily identify who they are. Geographical districts split the local agency departments up. Local officers may only patrol in their region. Officers that work in larger agencies typically work and patrol with a partner. During these patrols the officers look for signs of criminal activity and conduct searches and arrest criminals that are breaking the law....   [tags: safety, crime, salary]

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Effective Communication and Police Officers

- Communication is a vital tool in our society today because police officers could not serve the public effectively without good communication skills. A lack of the ability to listen or to speak effectively could result in a misunderstanding. Communication plays a very important role in the lives and jobs of police officers. Communication allows officers the ability to better manage evidence by interrogating witnesses and suspects and gathering information. This allows them to make quick and informed decisions....   [tags: serving the public effectively]

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Educational Requiremenmts for Police Officers

- A growing number of entry-level criminal justice practitioners have college degrees. This paper will explore whether or not law enforcement agencies should require applicants to have a post secondary degree as a condition of employment and will college-educated police officers will be resistant to organizational change. Post Secondary Degree Requirements for Police Officers Perceptions of what constitutes a qualified police officer have been crafted as a result of numerous television shows and movies....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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Police Officers Armed With Tasers

- This essay will aim to explore the controversial issue in regards to whether more police officers should be armed with Tasers. This essay will argue that more officers should not be equipped with Tasers, also known as “Conducted Energy Weapons” (CEWs), and that the issuing of Tasers by police services should be limited to supervisors and specialized tactical units until further research has been conducted on the effects that Tasers have on the human body. Furthermore the abuse of Tasers by police officers will also be argued as another reason why officers should not be armed with Tasers....   [tags: Canada, CEWs, weapon, incidents, misuse]

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Police Officers Tools: Tazers

- Tazers Is Essential A police officer draws his firearm and starts shooting at the person who is charging at the officer with a golf club, resulting in the offender dying from his wounds. When police officers did not have tasers, they would have to rely on their firearms. When faced in situation like the one above, pepper spray and a baton is not an effective tool which then would only leave the firearm as the only option. A taser is an essential tool that every officer should carry....   [tags: pepper spray, firearm]

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Police Officers and Stress

- Stress can affect anyone at anytime and anyplace. What’s important to know is that stress can actually be good for you. It is only when stress reaches unimaginable levels that it hinders your progress and makes you feel frustrated and sad. When confronted with a stressful situation the human body retreats to its survival mode, known as the “fight or flight response”. It causes the release of steroids and adrenaline from various glands in the body. These hormones send our respiratory, cardio-vascular, abdominal, endocrine and nervous systems into overdrive....   [tags: job satisfaction, fears, safety]

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Aggravating Factors that Lead to Excessive Force by Police Officers

- The use of force by police officers is under scrutiny from both individuals and other police officers. Many people wonder how much force law enforcement officers should use, and at what point does the use of force become excessive. The major research question within the studies provided is: What contributes to the use of excessive force. What causes police officers to go to the extreme when using force. Research has examined the use of force used by some police officers when it comes to arresting, obtaining, and securing the streets for public safety....   [tags: use of force lawsuits, police brutality]

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The Job of Police Officers

- The Job of Police Officers      A police officer’s duty is to maintain public order, preventing, and detecting crime. The concept of police officers, also known as cops, and law enforcement has been around ever since the ancient Romans had a theory that an organization of “peacekeepers” would reduce the crime and violence being committed. This theory stuck with society and is still around today. People of law enforcement have a mission when they step into their police car, that mission is to enforce the rules of conduct or law....   [tags: Police Law Enforcement Essays]

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A Career as a Police Officer

- It would be fulfilling to be a police officer because police officers help people in the community and keep it safe. They also enforce the law. They are the reason why people can live their lives in peace. If there is anyone in the community that citizens can trust it would be the police officers. Police officers have to accomplish many things in their workday. (Career They have to write detailed reports and fill out forms.(Career They are responsible for making sure that people obey the law and are kept safe at all times.(Career They also observe the activities of suspects.(Career Cops have to gather facts and collect evidence from...   [tags: safety issues, police officers]

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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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The Use of Deadly Force by Police Officers

- ... 1 (1985)). Now that we have established what deadly force is and what the law states, let’s move on to the investigation that ensues after the fact. Let’s look into how the investigative process works for this type of incident and how the public views the use of deadly force. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin outlines six investigative elements in a case of deadly force; The Investigators, The Crime Scene, The Involved Officers, The Civilian Witnesses, The Criminal Justice Authorities and The Media....   [tags: required, apply, implication, society]

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Police Officers Need for More Training

- “There are three kinds of people in the world. There are wolves and there are sheep. And then there are those who protect the sheep from the wolves” (Christopher Shields qtd, Police Line). There are many sheep in the world, but for every sheep there is a wolf. In this quote, those protecting the sheep are police officers. The men and women of the police force choose to defend the “sheep” everyday. These “sheep” are everyday citizens, while the wolves are the criminals. Those protecting the sheep in this quote are often in danger just like police officers are often in danger while protecting citizens....   [tags: Security, Law Enforcement]

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Investigation of Laughter by Suspects and Police Officers

- ... Confronted instead by detailed discussion of recording transcriptions, it has a tendancy to confuse those who are not familiar with CA's research style. As there are hardly any prescriptions regarding 'good CA' it would have been beneficial for Carter to have included a brief outline of her CA practices together with evidence on why CA would be best suited as otherwise, what has been given is a "Sketch of an analytic mentality". (Schenkein', 1978) where the researcher uses habitual expectations, derived from established social-scientific practice, as a frames of reference in understanding this unusual species of scientific work....   [tags: objective, challenge, statement, behaviors]

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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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Protecting Police Officers

- Protecting Police Officers Would you risk your life for a million bucks. A police officer or deputy does it for a lot less. Those words were displayed on a huge billboard sign located along a Maryland roadway. Law enforcement officers (LEOs) all across the United States do this on a daily basis. However, in the State of Maryland, the penalties for assaulting a police dog are tougher than for assaulting a police dog’s handler (Abruzzese, 2005). In Maryland, assaulting LEOs is considered the equivalent to a citizen assaulting another citizen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Police]

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Police Brutality and Profiling

- America as a people gloat when it comes to our freedoms we think we have it better than every other country out there but the protectors of our freedom are becoming fear and hated because of the injustices committed by certain officers. Some say life of an officer is hard because they do not know if they will ever see their family again after they drive out of their house in the morning, others might say every officer knows what they were signing up for so they should not be pitied. Police officers face dangers everyday but profiling and racially motivated brutality is not justifiable and officers should be severely punished for committing these crimes....   [tags: police officers, traffic stops]

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Law Enforcement Officers Have Policy Regulations they Must Obey

- Law enforcement officers must adhere rigorously to the proper conduct of the legal aspects of policing, which consist of police officers complying with the Constitutional Amendments and the Bill of Rights. These rules and regulation are widely known as the legal aspects of policing. The legal aspect of policing involves everything from individual rights to legal procedures during a search warrant, arrest and interrogations. Individual rights are used by the Constitution of the United States to make sure that no government branch becomes more powerful than the other....   [tags: Law enforcement officers, police officers, regulat]

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Interview With Two Police Officers

- “A widely recognized bane of the job among good cops is other cops’ inability or unwillingness to do their jobs.” – Dean Scoville – Lazy. Power hungry. Corrupt. Overweight. These are the words most people think of when asked to describe a police officer. But who really are these people behind the uniform. First of all, that is exactly what they are; people. Police officers are people.  They have families, friends, and lives. They get up every morning, drink some coffee, read the newspaper, and go to work, just the same as any other person....   [tags: Interview Essays]

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Dedicated Police Officers in the Film, End of Watch

- End of Watch (Ayer, 2012) is a film which follows the lives of two police officers, partners Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala, in the Los Angeles Police Department. The movie is shot in the style of a documentary and because of this the film centralized on these two officers and their patrols. When the film began Taylor and Zavala had just successfully apprehended two suspects in a high speed car chase which they were praised for by other officers and members of the department. From then on out the officers made a number of impressive arrests, rescues, and discoveries the two partners made throughout the film....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Impact of Rotating Shift Work on Police Officers

- The impact of rotating shift work on police officers in terms of fatigue, increased stress, and other long term medical problems cannot be overstated. In 2011, an in-depth research project, “Sleep disorders, health, and safety in police officers” (JAMA, 2011), was conducted involving a group of North American police officers in regards to the sleep disorders and the health and safety of the officers participating. The study involved 4,957 officers that worked rotating shifts over a period of approximately two years....   [tags: sleep orders, shift work]

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Misused Power Decreases Respect for Police Officers

- ... Did they. No. They abused their power and ended up sending him to the hospital where he later died because he was beaten so badly. I understand that it’s sometimes necessary to somewhat harm someone if they aren’t cooperating but that beating wasn’t necessary and was wrong. Christopher Dorner wrote about these inhumane acts that the LAPD committed. Now, you may be thinking, Christopher Dorner. The guy in the manhunt who shot a police officer. Yes. He himself was once a police officer and got fed about how he was treated because they ruined his name....   [tags: abuse, protect, heroes]

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The Impact of Rotating Shift Work on Police Officers

- Studies have shown that officers working rotating shifts sleep one to four hours less on average than those assigned to permanent shifts (Aveni, 1999). Some of these officers develop a long term sleep deficiency that can never be recovered. Officers that are sleep deprived are not only operating at an unsafe level, but have been found to have the same level of performance as someone with an alcohol impairment between 0.04% and 0.08% BAC and would be presumed to be legally unsafe to operate a motor vehicle (Aveni, 1999)....   [tags: sleep deprivation, medical conditions]

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Police Officers: Their Work and Actions: Structure Agency Debate

- In order to understand the attitudes towards police work and the actions of police officers one can make use of the Structure-agency debate which has three distinct perspectives; structure, agency and structuration. This essay shall argue which position is best to apply by drawing on sociological theories and concepts. As stated by Abercrombie (in Van Huyssteen, 2003: 228) the Structure-agency debate refers to “what extent individuals are the product of social structures, and to what extent can they act upon those social structures.” Social structures are frameworks within society that influence the way in which we behave such as the education, family, race, and rules....   [tags: Society, Perspectives]

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Should the Re Enlistment of Police Officers Be Allowed?

- Legal Issue Arising From the Background The matter of the re-enlistment of police officers has several legal issues, this paper will assess to what extent the doctrine of legitimate expectation can be used to ensure that both parties are satisfied. Some of the most glaring legal issue that arises from the background of this paper is the legitimate expectation of those police officers that were issued with letters indicating that their salaries was in fact not accurate up re-enlistment and that their salaries would have been adjusted accordingly, however; to date that has not been completed....   [tags: union, legitimate expectation]

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The Negative Effects of Shift Work on Police Officers and Their Families

- The nature of police work forces officers to respond to calls 24 hours a day 7 day a week; because of this, the majority of 24/7 department officers must work non-standard hours, including weekends, holidays, evenings and nights; this is commonly referred to as shift work. The prolonged exposure to working these non-standard hours has significant detrimental effects on the mental and physical health of the police officer. These effects are thus filtered down and may cause conflict in their relationships with their significant others and other family members, with officer divorce rates averaging between 66% and 75%, they are the second highest divorce demographic almost doubling the national...   [tags: non-standard hours, highest divorce demographic]

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Police Job Descriptions

- A job description involves giving the roles and responsibilities which an individual or a group of people are supposed to accomplish in their various careers or departments. The purpose of a job description is to make someone aware of the duties to carry out and what are the expected outcomes. In giving a job description the following are included; the job title, what are the objectives of the job, daily tasks to be performed, the working conditions and a clear guidance and instructions to be adopted (BIS, 2011)....   [tags: Police Officers, Victim Advocate]

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Police Officers Overstep Their Rights When Searching People

- One of the main powers law enforcement officers carry is the authority to make citizens involuntarily give up their rights. Most people when confronted by police get mild to moderate panic reaction, can become nervous or anxious, and do as much as possible to limit the time spent with the officer. Due to the difference in power between a citizen and a police officer, citizens often unknowingly, give up their constitutional rights when an officer acts tough or bullies them (Guidelines?1). A common and almost everyday occurrence of this situation is the traffic stop....   [tags: Papers Police Cop Officer Rights Essays ]

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The Cape Less Undercover Heroes

- ... An article in The Garden Island newspaper says, “Police officers are working extremely hard to enforce our traffic laws. Our goal is to minimize traffic crashes and fatalities and to address the concerns of the community regarding speeding and other violations” (KPD issues more tickets). People may believe they give tickets out for fun when in reality they are doing it to keep our island safe. Officer Thompson says traffic enforcement is really important because without this the roads would be safe and many people would lose their loved ones....   [tags: police officers]

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Hiring Police Officers

- Hiring Police Officers Hiring police officers to perform private security work has positive aspects and potential pitfalls. Business owners vary in their opinion on hiring police officers. Liability and cost are reasons some prefer to hire private security guards or take other security measures. Other business owners prefer the training, professionalism, deterrence, and authority that come with hiring a police officer. Due to lawsuits involving off-duty police officers, the Courts have had to develop tests to determine when a moonlighting police officer is working under the authority of the private company or in the role of a peace officer....   [tags: Security Safety Law Enforcement Essays]

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Women Police Officers

- Women Today Are Under-represented In The Police Force Alice Stebbins Wells was the first female police officer hired by the Los Angeles police department in 1910 (Walker & Katz, 2005). In the early years of women police officers women were hired as social workers for juveniles, as matrons, dispatchers, and to help guard female inmates. Law enforcement as a career has been increasingly more popular for women in recent years; however, the numbers have not increased greatly. In 2001, women accounted for only 12.7% of all sworn law enforcement positions in large agencies (with 100 or more sworn personnel) a figure that is less than four percentage points higher than in 1990, when women comprise...   [tags: Sociology]

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Resolving a Shortage of City Police Officers

- Resolving a Shortage of City Police Officers Subject: Proposal to Write a Report Recommending a Pay Increase to Remedy the Shortage of City of Miami Police Officers Over the past few years, the nation has faced a "crisis" with the shortage of police officers (Axtman, 2006). It is well known that crime rates increase with the decrease in the number of police officers. Researchers have looked for the cause of such a decline and have identified low pay as a major reason for the deficiency. Problem Recent protests by City of Miami Police Officers have captured the attention of Miami-Dade County....   [tags: Plan Proposal]

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Two Case Studies for Police Officers

- In life there are a lot of issues that involve social psychology. Being a police officer is a profession that encounters a lot of social psychology issues. One issue that all police officers have to encounter is prejudice. Police officers have to not be prejudiced against the citizens that they are trying to protect and serve the criminals that they must apprehend and also against each other. Two case studies that will be discussed are prejudice against female police officers by their male counterparts and racial prejudice against potential criminals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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The Discretion of the Police

- In this paper, I will be writing about Police Discretion. I will start by defining Police Discretion then briefly discuss the use of discretion in domestic disturbances, minor misdemeanors, and traffic enforcement. I will also discuss the application of police discretion, the provisions it uses and how it is currently practiced. At the end of these brief descriptions, I will then present the myth that exists in regards to police discretion. And finally, I will end this paper with my personal opinion as well as a brief conclusion....   [tags: Police Officers Laws Safety Essays]

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The Need for More Comprehensive Training of Police Officers

- In his article "Lack of Skills Leads to Violence", James J. Fyfe states that with "training...more comparable to that provided social workers, schoolteachers, psychologists and lawyers", police would become more adept at preventing violence. I believe this to be true, yet I think that many police departments confuse quantity with quality, and divert funding to the wrong places in an effort to better themselves. Training needs to be at the forefront of any reform. A police force that is educated and experienced, with knowledge of the community will be much more successful at preventing violence....   [tags: Law]

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Traffic Control in the US vs Traffic in Kinshasa

- In the United States, traffic control as we know it primarily consists of road signs, traffic lights, cameras, and police officers ensure that vehicle drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and trucks are following the laws; so that all can have a safe trip while on the road. It is important to have traffic control measures to prevent collisions, accidents leading deaths, and traffic congestions. In other countries, in particular certain cities, there is no modern way of controlling traffic. The city of Kinshasa, which is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Africa had customarily only police officers control traffic....   [tags: police officers, traffic control]

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Did Fredy Villanueva face Racial Discrimination? : Two Completely Opposite World Views

- Racial discrimination has been part of society for a long time. In 2008, the case of Fredy Villanueva exemplified this issue. The boy was killed after playing dice with some friends in Montreal. In fact, racial discrimination was a huge factor that applied in this case. Therefore, on one side, the police group was approving the gesture of the police officer that killed him with a structural functionalism world view. This worldview stresses that society is a big structure in which everybody has a role to play....   [tags: Police Officers, Social Construction]

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Temporary Questioning of Persons in Public Places: Search for Weapons

- Temporary Questioning of Persons in Public Places, Search for Weapons Temporary Questioning of Persons in Public Places; Search for Weapons In the City of New York, it is not unusual to feel uncomfortable or petrified when approached by an officer of the law. It is not uncommon to notice the disrespect that individuals have towards the New York Police Department. It is not strange to see the misconduct that police officers use on the public. It is not unusual to see the corrupt in the New York Police Department....   [tags: misconduct of the NYC police officers]

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K9 units - Dogs as Police Officers

- Almost every state and there cities have a K-9 unit. But if you're like me, your not to sure what they exactly are and how they work. Well there are many different kinds of K9 units, like patrol dogs, narcotic dogs, arson detection dogs, and explosive detection dogs. Plus K-9 units have two helpful new technology pieces to help then protect there canine partners. Patrol dogs are trained to protect its partner. The dog is trained to bite under two circumstances. The first is when the officer commands the dog to attack....   [tags: Law]

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Factors in the Criminal Activity in the Salinas

- Lack of education is another major factor of the criminal activity in the Salinas. It is said that children of parent that have some college education will do well and become college graduates. As opposed to student whom parents are migrant field workers that have little to no education, struggle more in school and the drop out solution becomes more probable. This drop-out solution is the root cause of youth having difficulty obtaining a employment thus motivate them to commit illegal activities and become criminals....   [tags: number of police officers, lack of education]

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The Effects of Fast Food on the Body: Why Active Police Officers Must Remain in Shape.

- The Effects of Fast Food on the Body: Why Active Police officers must remain in shape. Many Americans have consumed fast food at least once in their lifetime, whether it is McDonalds or Taco Bell, Chipotle or Subway. Fast food can often times be the only readily available alternative food source in the busy everyday lives of the average American citizen. According to the Pew Research Center, on a daily basis 50 million Americans are served in fast food restaurants such as McDonalds or Taco Bell (Pew Research Center, 2014)....   [tags: law enforcement, nutrition, health]

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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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What If Marijuana Became Legal?

- ... “The states could see a major economic boon because of the legalization. The new measure is expected to bring the two states more than $550 million combined.” Says Harry Bradford with Huffington Post. With our country in debt legalizing medical marijuana would have a huge impact on our economy which is needed. “It is established scientific fact that marijuana is not toxic to humans, marijuana overdoses are nearly impossible, and marijuana is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. It is unfair and unjust to treat marijuana users more harshly under the law than the users of alcohol or tobacco.” This was said by Shawn Radcliffe in an interview for   [tags: police officers, community, colorado state]

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The Self Defense/Excessive Force Wild Card

- “Get out of the car. Get down on the ground now. Get your hands out of your jacket. Stop moving!” The suspect is a Latino male and speaks no English. The officer puts a bullet into the chest of the suspect because he refused to obey. The police officer later finds out that the man was trying to give him his I.D. Was this a justified shooting. In Albuquerque New Mexico, situations like this happen all the time on a regular basis. In fact in the past 20 months, Albuquerque police have shot 20 people, 14 fatally (McKay C1)....   [tags: Legal Issues, New Mexico Police Officers]

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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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The Importance of Spanish Culture to an American Student

- Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages across the world. Many places such as Mexico, Spain, and much of South America have Spanish as their main language. As an American student it is essential to know not only the Spanish language, but also to be knowledgeable of the Spanish culture. Having an understanding of the Spanish culture will benefit an American student in ways such as in case of an emergency, within the food industry, and being able to connect with Spanish cultures. Without having an understanding of the Spanish language, or the Spanish culture it could be rather difficult to assist a Spanish speaking person....   [tags: police officers, health care, traveling]

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Law Enforcement Evolution Analysis

- Law enforcement is currently one of the largest, growing careers. Technology and new equipment has made our law enforcement much more efficient in budget and in work. Being prepared with the right knowledge to having the equipment necessary for a dangerous situation is the best chance of changing a dangerous situation to a safer situation. New equipment and technology a never ending cycle in law enforcement (Chief Ron Miller From Topeka Police Department in Kansas). An example of new equipment and Technology is Chief Ron Millers Harley Davidson patrol Motorcycle....   [tags: police operations, police stations, officers ]

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Police Corruption in America

- Police Corruption in America The missions statement of police agencies usually highlight with pride the maintenance, promotion, and protection of peace, order, safety, and justified law enforcement in communities and the entire nation. Police officers are agents meant to bust crimes and get the bad guys. The police agency that the public use to lean on as the legitimate authority figure to come to the rescue however has created conflicting public perception. The misconduct of some police officers that include abuse of power and corruption tainted the good reputation of the agency overtime....   [tags: power, gangs, officers]

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Arizona Tucson Police Department Special Duty Program

- Arizona Tucson Police Department Special Duty Program The Tucson police department calls their program the “Tucson Police Department Special Duty Program” (City, n.da). The program hires out officers to provide services such as security and traffic control (City, n.da). There are some restrictions to the program where the job must be located within the Tucson city limits, officers must be in uniform, officers must not be hired for events where there will be armed private security, and officers cannot act as witnesses to civil proceedings or provide civil legal services (City, n.da)....   [tags: employment, salary, officers]

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How To Reduce Police Corruption

- The majority of peace officers are committed to the profession they chose. They view the career as a calling, a dedication to perform a public service to their community. Being a police officer requires one to continually strive for perfection, but there is no such thing as a perfect cop. What makes a good cop turn bad. Many factors can attribute to police corruption, but the question that should be asked is if it can be stopped. Although police agencies have progressed greatly from its beginning, police corruption is the black mark that will forever leave a stain of embarrassment within an organization....   [tags: Police Ethics, Police Integrity]

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Police Misconduct and Corruption

- Within our police system in America, there are gaps and loopholes that give leeway to police officials who either abuse the authority given to them or do not represent the ethical standards that they are expected to live up to by society. Because of the nature of police work, there is a potential for deterioration of these ethical and moral standards through deviance, misconduct, corruption, and favoritism. Although these standards are set in place, many police officers are not held accountable for their actions and can easily get by with the mistreatment of others because of their career title....   [tags: Police Racism, Police Ethics]

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The Police Force

- Throughout history the police force has severely changed, with the first forms of policing appearing in the Anglo-Saxon period in England; where the king would provide protection to the civilians for a tax (Mawby, 1999). Centuries later and the principles of protecting the people are generally the same. However, in recent times crimes and perpetrators are becoming more sophisticated; the need for higher abilities to control and manage these complicated situations is becoming more prevalent. It can be seen that the entry requirements into the police force are also dramatically increasing over the decades....   [tags: American History, Police Training]

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Police Brutality is a Criminal Act

- Police brutality is a very real problem that many Americans face today. The police carry an enormous burden each day. Police work is very stressful and involves many violent and dangerous situations. In many confrontations the police are put in a position in which they may have to use force to control the situation. There are different levels of force and the situation dictates the level use most of the time. The police have very strict rules about police use force and the manner in which they use it....   [tags: Use of Excessive Force by Police ]

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Preventing Police Brutality in Canada

- Early in the 17th century was when the first modern day policing was expected to have begun. Ever since the 18th century begun, incidences of police using excess force by abusing their power have been quite common. As time progressed, these wrongful actions by police have been entitled as police brutality. Police brutality is defined as" the use of excessive force used by police dealing with public... excessive force can be either physical, verbal, and/or psychological". 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....   [tags: Toronto Police Brutality]

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We Must Put an End to Police Brutality

- Rodney King, one of America’s most powerful civil rights activists for people abused by police, has taught the world a lesson in his plea: “People, I just want to say, can’t we all get along?” On March 3, 1991, after a high-speed chase, King was pulled out of his car, thrown on to the ground, and beaten up by the Los Angeles police, which George Holliday videotaped. The four L.A.P.D. officers involved were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and one officer was charged with using of excessive force....   [tags: Police Misconduct, Police Shootings]

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Developing a Responsive Police Organisation

- "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln INTRODUCTION The responsibility to maintain a peaceful society is shared by each level of government; local, state, and federal. However, because crime is an immediate threat to the communities, the police have a highly visible and primary role in overcoming the threat and fear of crime. The process of policing a democratic society is complex and due to this fact, a police department is probably one of the most difficult public institutions to manage effectively....   [tags: Police Organization and Management]

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Writing a Police Report Narrative

- Report writing is a form of writing that gives it reader information a type of writing that explain what is taking place or what has taking it a recounting of events . Most newspapers use this type of descriptive recreation of events within their report writing they explain the circumstances of case, court proceeding, type of crime that occurred, etc. (Police reports and there purpose (n.d). Newspaper writer try to explain to the readers what took place and why it is or should be topics of concern police report writing follow the same guidelines....   [tags: Writing Police Reports]

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Police and Corruption

- Police Corruption Introduction Corruption is the term the is conjured up to several imagery and stereotype in whatever context it is applied with the media notably being met in referenced encounters to businesses as well as professions in addition to politics as well as several other areas in the life of society. Each of the specific approaches provides a contribution to the citizens in an ordinary perception of individuals as well as organizations referring to reports and possible contributions to perceptions that have changed....   [tags: Society, Stereotypes, Imagery, Police Force]

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The Principles of Police Leadership

- All organizations, especially law enforcement agencies, require leadership. Maintaining a dependable leadership structure is key to the success of any organization. The philosophy of the modern style of police leadership involves a leader who is strong, competitive and unreceptive to change. Police leadership is based from an autocratic style which is founded on integrity and courage, embracing teamwork, involvement and shared leadership (Cordner & Scarborough, 2010). This style of leadership works well in an emergency situation in which rapid decision making and strict control is needed....   [tags: Police Organization and Administration]

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Profiling and Police/Community Relations

- Scientific Methods Scientifically, profiling and police-community relations are comprised of a two-fold focus. The first focal point concentrates on attitudes members of a community have about profiling in accordance to actions conducted by police officers upon them in the course of their duties. The second focal point concentrates on the profiling of police officers, as completed by early intervention systems, in an effort to reduce complaints from members of the community. The literature on the attitudes which community members have about profiling states that race, personal experience, and media framing influence the public’s perception (Graziano, Schuck, & Martin, 2010; Weitzer & Tuch,...   [tags: Profiling and Police Legitimacy]

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Police Legitimacy and Accountability

- Policing relies on the public trust, police legitimacy and accountability, which can be destroyed by unjustifiable police shootings (Squires and Kennninson, 2010). Within this country, there is a recognition that the police do not always adhere to the rule of law (Newburn and Reiner, 2012: 809), which has led to consistent public outrage at the lack of effectiveness and legitimacy the police has maintained. Therefore the deliberate decision to enforce police to attend to the streets unarmed was employed to reassure the public that the police were not to be feared (Waddington and Wright, 2010)....   [tags: police shootings, law]

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Benefits of Police Discretion

- The term discretion has several meanings the liberty to decide what should be done in a specific circumstance is one general universal definition. But when dealing with criminal justice and police work the description changes a bit. The criminal justice definition of discretion is Police discretion discusses the authority given to a police officer that allows him or her to decide how to best handle a certain situation. This is designed at increasing the flexibility of the criminal justice system as the punishment may not always be the suitable approach of dealing with crimes....   [tags: police agencies, mercy, circumstances]

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Misuse of Police Powers

- Within our police system in America, there are gaps and loopholes that give leeway to police officials who either abuse the authority given to them or do not represent the ethical standards that they are expected to live up to. Because of the nature of police work, there is a potential for deterioration of these ethical and moral standards through deviance, misconduct, corruption, and favoritism. Although these standards are set in place, many police are not held accountable for their actions and can easily get by with the mistreatment of others....   [tags: Police Misconduct, Abuse of Authority]

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Police Force and Discretion

- The degree of force that officers use is heavily influenced by police discretion in real-world situations rather than espoused by a certain agenda. Discretion can be classified into four different categories where administrators, the community, and the individual police officer exercise differing degrees of influence in decision-making. What is needed to help officer discretion is a central ethos that will guide discretion when all other rules fail to help. Normal force is distinct from legal and brutal force (Hunt, 1985)....   [tags: Public Safety, Police Discretion]

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Aggravating Factors that Lead to Excessive Force by Police Force

- In order to find relevant information on the subject, parameters were set up to help identify the most pertinent and useful information. The articles used in this review needed to be current (published within the last 20 years). The articles moreover needed to include a suitable designed study and/or a suitable designed literature review in relevance to excessive force and the abuse of police authority. The reviewed literature included a thorough evaluation from an analysis of secondary data consisting of information gathered from criminal justice peer reviewed journal articles of when excessive force occurs the most and how force can be determined by organizational, individual and situation...   [tags: police brutality]

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An Argument Against Racial Profiling by Police

- This essay will bring to light the problem of racial profiling in the police force and propose the eradication of any discrimination. The Fourth Amendment states “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Despite this right, multiple minorities across the country suffer at the hands of police officers through racial profiling; the singling out of a person or persons as the main suspect of a crime based on...   [tags: Anti Racial Profiling by Police]

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The Social Dynamics of the Police Use of Force

- When it comes to the criminal justice system, legal rulings only provide a systematic method of dealing with the problem of crime and, especially, the problem surrounding the police use of force. In Graham vs. Conner, for example, the courts established the four-factor test to evaluate police use of excessive force but left other, underlying social and moral dilemmas untouched. Furthermore, the influence money has in negotiating punishment via lawyers and bail, have made the courts a perfect playing field for the political and social elite to rule....   [tags: Police Use of Force]

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Police Misconduct: The Case of Ian Tomlinson

- This report will be on the Police service. It will explain who the police are and their role and function within the Criminal Justice System and society. In addition, it will talk about police misconduct and the results of police misconduct within the police, government and society. The police was set up originally in 1829 by Robert Peel, who was home secretary at the time. It was created because as society became more complex, they needed a way to deal with civil disorder without using the military (Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime 2014)....   [tags: Police Misconduct Essays]

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Prisoners and Correctional Officers

- What would prisons be like without correctional officers. Imagine what life would be in prisons around a bunch of inmates, not having any protection from anyone, being around people who you know have killed, or have done other crimes. Correctional officers are not just helpful in prisons but also when transporting inmates from one place to another. With Correctional officers now in days they are a big help for our society. Without them we would not have any security when being in prison. Correctional officers are people just like us, they have families and other things just like anyone else would....   [tags: Prisons, Prisoners, Inmates, Crime, Officers]

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Law Enforce Agencies: Police Corruption

- ... Corruption usually begins after the officer accepts small gratuities such as free coffee, free meals, etc. “When loyalty to the subculture becomes too strong, the solidarity that follows can adversely affect the ethical values of officers,” (Martin). Consensus in police subculture refers to the loyalty that each officer has for each other where some officers will always have one another’s back. Law enforcement managers must create and enforce a rule of ethics throughout their agency. First, the organization must attribute to a set of requirements guiding values that represent codes for employees’ attitudes at all levels and depict that ethics play a critical role in an officer’s achievem...   [tags: police wrongdoing, morals ]

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Excessive Use of Force by Police Personnel

- Excessive use of force by police personnel has become a key issue in modern police departments. Various cases of excessive use of force have sprung up and the judiciary has to deal with such cases more often. These incidents gain the most media attention, which can unfortunately overlook successful police operations. Therefore, this paper will dig deeper into the escalation of use of force by police personnel. It seeks to define what “excessive force” means, and the various methods in which the police use to subdue a suspect....   [tags: key issues in modern police departments]

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Changes of Police Culture

- Introduction The New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for helping the community to decrease or reduce crime, corruption and improve the responsibility of safety and protection in New Zealand. There is a need to make changes to the police culture in order to improve the performance of their organisation. However there are three fundamental errors that need to be addressed which will be discussed in this essay. Firstly, there is a lack of an established sense of urgency which has the potential to jeopardize the future of the organization....   [tags: New Zealand Police, Lead Agency, Community]

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Elimination of Corruption in the WA (Western Australia) Police Force

- WA (Western Australia) Police Force began their chapter in history of Australian Policing in 1829 when few constables were appointed to patrol Perth and Fremantle. The first woman police officer was appointed in 1917 for some specialised services until they were fully incorporated in 1970s (WA Police, 2011). Today WA Police mans 2.5 million square kilometres which is the largest single jurisdiction (WA Police, 2011). Currently WA Police force is under a lot of scrutiny due to numerous corruption charges against the police officers....   [tags: Western Australia Police Force ]

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Effects of Organizational Culture on Police Decision Making

- This essay discusses the effects of the police organizational culture on a Police officer’s ability to make independent decisions. Every culture is composed of four elements: “values, norms, beliefs, and expressive symbols” (Peterson, 1979, p. 137). Each police officer is influenced by the police organizational culture during training. After graduation fro the police academy, the officer is influenced by the more experienced officers of the department. Research conducted by several authors has found that peer influence never ceases even after years of experience in the field....   [tags: Police Decision-Making]

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Police Brutality a Violation of Human Rights

- Police brutality is one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States and it occurs everywhere. The reason why I chose this topic is because police brutality happens all the time in the United States and still remains unrecognized by many. Additionally, the public should be knowledgeable about this topic because of how serious this crime can be and the serious outcomes that police brutality can have on other police officers and the public. The job of police officers is to maintain public order, prevent, and detect crimes....   [tags: Police, Law Enforcers, Violence, Human Rights]

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