Casting aside biases is an important task for successful communication between law enforcement and the public. Interacting and getting to know someone on a personal level can help alleviate distrust; thus, improving the relationships we have day-to-day. Honesty and transparency help to maintain the safety of our civilians and law enforcement officers. Overall, we must learn to cast aside our differences and look to see the similarities we have to one
In conclusion, the benefits and success of the broken windows theory varies with the types of programs implemented. Programs that targets specific individuals creates community isolation, decreases police-community relations and increases arrest of minority population engaging in minor criminal activities. However, programs that deals with the physical environment and works to beautify these areas are more likely to have more success. As the theory concludes fixing broken windows, removing graffiti and cleaning the streets deter individuals from engaging in these minor activities which can in turn eliminate more serious criminal activities. Therefore, law enforcers have to be careful in regards to how they interpret the broken window theory
Structural functionalism argue that deviant behaviour plays an active constructive role in society by ultimately helping to cohere different populations within a society. The possible solution to social deviance is to carry out social reforms that will have an impact on the social condition that cause crime in the first place. Police need law enforcement procedures that would enable them to catch serious criminals. Many judicial reforms could be carried out that would make the courts more effective. To control criminal deviance, government should guarantee equal opportunity to all individuals increase legitimate opportunities for advance and obtained a good wealth in area when these not exist.
Police officers are also viewed differently than other professionals because of their authority role. They often discover that when they are recognized, it is usually for a mistake or a violation and not for an achievement or for performing effective policing, and they learn that hard work leads to the risk of exposure and
Officers that work in police departments involved in shootings are the ones who feel targeted. One way we can make them feel safer at work and make their communities see the whole story on the shooting is by making departements wear body cameras. (Beck, 2016, p.6). These cameras can help reduce the distrust between police and their
The police are our first responders on duty 24 / 7 dependable. Police also protect people in the community by enforcing the law that can be as simple as writing a traffic ticket to arresting criminals. Many police departments are changing from incident driven or reactive policing to community orientated policing or, “SARA which stands for scanning, analysis, rectify, assessment” (Wikipedia contributors, 2015). This type of policing helps police predict and prevent crime before it even happens. Law enforcement officers scan and collect information to analysis crime in their communities then they create a plan to rectify problems and then re-assess so they will know if they had success.
There are several advantages for the officer. The officers have to produce data or facts in order to prove the crimes and also to help the victimized parties. Traditionally, they had kept those useful information in papers and it is not an easy way for the officers to check and produce them to the relevant parties whenever they are required. These cameras have the facility of storing data and it is very important for the police officers. The officers can record the
We should not get rid of the right to carry a concealed weapon though there are exceptions depending on the person and their history. Instead of ever getting rid of this privilege we should do through background checks on every person that registers for a concealed weapons permit. This would limit the risks of putting a weapon into the hands of someone that has harmful intentions. Doing this can’t stop everything, there are a lot of different situations where it can’t be prevented by just doing a background check. For one a person could become mentally ill and could cause harm to others.
Some officers pick money and corruption over good policing and a good reputation. Brutality and unauthorized force are also a problem and most likely always will be. Problems arise from officers thinking that they are above the law in which they uphold. “If you are wearing blue and you commit a criminal act, that is a sign of corruption” (Perry, F.L, 2003, p.1). There is a big problem revolving around whether police should carry guns or be able to shoot people.
Roller reports “Police departments will need to rely on their own database to store the camera footage, and the amount of storage can be costly”. “Aside from the question about data storage, there are security concerns: Do the small police departments have the cybersecurity ,and the resources to protect the footage from hackers”(Roller 1)? Another question that was brought to attention, should body camera footage be treated as a public medium, or as private evidence? To conclude your answer on this problem, Nobody knows exactly how the Police should treat body camera footage, but the large problem is if this video footage will infringe our Constitutional rights. In San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman recently said “footage from the city’s newly implemented body cameras will never be made public; we don’t release video to the media period”(Roller 2).