In the article “The use of Body Cameras by Police Departments: A Good Idea? In Time Magazine, author Carter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using a body camera by police department. Carter mentions some researches and police officers’ opinions about the negative impact of using body cameras. The author concludes that body cameras should not be used by police departments. However, I believe that police officers should wear body cameras because it prevents excessive force and discrimination, allows to harness the technology, and is a tool for evidence gathering.
CCTV seeks to reduce property crimes such as armed robbery, pick pocketing and the breaking into cars by increasing perception among potential offenders (vandals, petty thieves and armed robbers). Thus, in order for the CCTV to be fully effective, the potential offender must be aware of the presence of the camera(s) which increases perceived risk. CCTV prevents property crimes by several means such as the anticipated shaming associated with being caught in the act on camera (Gills, & Spriggs, 2005) and Nosyparker or natural surveillance which encourages other persons to visit these monitored places (Welsh, & Farrington, 2002). Also, the implementation of CCTV allows for effective deployment of security personnel to the correct location of suspicious behaviours (Welsh and Farrington, 2007) by incorporating formal surveillance in which persons are employed to monitor the CCTV (Dekker, 2015). Therefore, the implementation of CCTV in public places prevent property crimes by increasing perceived risk, since it is proposed that less crimes would be committed in areas with an abundance of potential witnesses (Welsh et al,
Thesis statement: Police should wear body cameras because playing body cameras could improve the public’s view of police by showing the human side, help to provide evidence when a person may not be able to, and it protects the officers and public both. Cameras Imagine there is a huge case going on where a police officer is coming under question on if dealt with a potential suspect in the correct way. Now think about the money being used to provide lawyers, a judge, a jury, etc., to handle the high profile case. Now there is two possible outcomes, there was police misconduct and abuse of power, or the police officer did everything correctly and by the book. Either way there needs to be something that can protect the public from police misconduct and also protect law enforcement from dealing with false accusations that can tarnish their reputation.
For example, with the War on Drugs, “many policymakers insist that legalizing drugs is unthinkable” (Best 221). In fact, according to Best, “maintaining a strong commitment to the prohibition of drugs may not have particularly positive instrumental effects”. Yet, “they affirm society’s commitment to sobriety and other moral principles” (Best 221). Similarly, with the War on Terror, people who appear to express criminal activity are prosecuted because policymakers adopt positions associated with values that support structure in the society (Best 221). Furthermore, some crimes may be considered more harmful than others because the values that the crimes break weigh heavier than other values.
The article, “The Patriot Act Infringes on International Students ' Privacy Rights” claims that, “Campus police [...] has the right to find out what books we check out of the library, find out what kinds of political convictions we express in our classes and around campus and go to other ridiculous lengths to screen our daily activities” (McCormack), this made people feel unsafe because the campus police are there to keep them safe, not impose on their private activities. But without them doing their jobs, they wouldn’t be able to find out key information about some terrorist attacks. The article also claims that the patriot act targets international students and imposes on their learning. Consequently, they do this because some of the terrorists that took part in 9/11 came into the country with a student visa, so the government has to be more cautious with the international students. Lastly, McCormack states that “This type of legislation threatens our ability to work for change within society and acts to silence voices of dissent” (McCormack).
The criminal justice approach looks at removing the offender from society as a way of protecting the public from potential further victimisation. Incarceration also acts as a deterrent to others, particularly where a more severe sentence is imposed. The situational approach goes on to discuss which security measures are most effective in protecting the home, for example, a burglar alarm in itself can be seen to be ineffective compared to having locks and doors on the windows. It also explains that a suggestion of occupancy deters an offender because of the increased risk. Signs of social cohesion, such as Neighbourhood Watch, also help prevent domestic burglary as it increases the detection rates.
(Nedim, 2014). Another example of how media can affect the criminal justice system within the courts is when divorce courts are dealt with. Because social media is a popular way for people to communicate with each other. Many spouses would use photos, screen shots, texts, and call logs to use against each other for evidence. When social media is presented in courts, it is very important that one is not guilty of negative or threatening comments and can be used against them.
This is because when there is a need to investigate other cases or when there are various kind of cases to undercover, sometimes, the number of polices required for the task is more than enough. As a result, less armed forces responsible at the cross-border checkpoint area as more of them are distracted by other priorities. Consequently, this will cause an increase of illicit gun trading and also led to transnational organized crime and internal conflicts in the country. Moreover, gun trafficking have caused the criminals to become more audacious in carrying out their activities which resulting with some trepidation to citizens through their unethical way of using it. In other words, illicit trade of firearms have cause a menace to society.
At best, citizens do not really know their local law enforcement officers. Fortunately, law enforcement agencies can do something to change the public's perception of them while fighting crime through community partnerships.” (Holley,Fazalare
Contrary to how many people think, you shouldn 't wait until you 're vandalized or robbed to realize just how important having a CCTV system installed is. Video surveillance cameras are also effective deterrents to crimes since criminals tend to avoid breaking inside homes or properties that are equipped with surveillance and monitoring device. Homeowners will feel more secure and confident about their safety with the use of efficient and reliable surveillance cams