Eager to enforce every law and ordinance to the letter, the rookie officer may feel that the veteran officer is lax in his judgment and views the potential actions of the suspect as a threat to society, justifying and encouraging their behavior and therefore, action should be taken to thwart any future crimes that might be committed as a result of. Additionally, assuming the rookie officer hasn’t had the opportunity to appear in court in such cases, his perception of the justice system is of a grand and noble machine, exacting due justice to everyone equally. In this instance, utilitarianism is not considered morally acceptable as the negative consequences far outweigh the
According to www.ncjrs.gov the accountability of individual police officers is a fundamental issue for police executives. Police officers are the public officials that society has authorized, even obliged, to use force. Ensuring that police officers use that warrant equitably, legally, and economically on behalf of citizens is at the core of police administration.
“Every year 500,000 teens are injured in a car wreck. Every year 5,000 teens die in a car wreck meaning an average of 14 teens die a day. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the U.S. Even more than alcohol and drug abuse, violence and suicide”. Teens are always excited to earn their license and drive out on the road for the first time, but not every time will be a success, it might also be their last. I believe that teen’s cause more car crashes because they’re new to driving and don’t know the full responsibilities to the rules of the road. There are many different scenarios that lead to car wrecks, injuries and even deaths, such as texting while operating a vehicle, under the influence, and general lack of knowledge.
The police actions were unjustifiable and unwarranted in this situation. In the court care of Tennessee v. Garner, the Supreme Court ruled that, “deadly force may not be used unless there is a reasonable cause to believe there is a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others exists” (Hendrix, 2013, page 194). The use of physical force should not be used in the manner of vindictiveness, retaliation, or punishment purposes. This display of action is unprofessional and is against the code of conduct. The suspect’s actions of getting out of her vehicle warranted the use of force, because she approached the officer in a threating manner. Consequently, after she was placed in handcuffs, she was no longer a
My essay is about why imposing speed limits is important. First, speed limits keep people from speeding, especially on the freeways. If drivers are driving at 90 m.p.h. it puts everyone around them in danger. The Department of Transportation has researched why driving at 70 m.p.h. is not only safer, but more reasonable. People aren’t equipped to negotiate unexpected events, like a deer that darts into the road and or other obstructions that may arise. Someone who is speeding excessively is driving recklessly. Every person on the road is in immediate danger because of that driver. That is why a posted speed limit is essential to keeping everyone who drives on the interstate highways safe.
Laws are created by legislatures and the duty of police is to enforce the law impartially to maintain and to promote justice (Moore & Perez, 2012). Therefore, a police officer considers the legal rights and the impact on the lives of the citizen in a situation of arrest or using a lethal force against a citizen. Thus, the police officers cannot have power over citizen against the rule of law and rules are made solely to be followed regardless the consequence.
Discretion is an official action taken by a police officer or any other agent of criminal justice in whereby they use their individual judgement to decide the course of action suitable for an occurring incident. In criminal justice, an officer considers the totality of circumstances before reaching on a decision to either take legal action or not against an individual. And to what extend the and kind of action will be take (Griffiths, 2013: 122), for instance; warning or arresting the individual. Furthermore, discretion is the privilege or permission granted to officers to use their own judgement to make practical decisions. However there are also attached constraints to this. Officers cannot go out and make choices of their own freely without underlying consequences. Criminal justice officials are governed by laws, rules and codes of ethics when exercising discretion.
This essay will focus on the racial profiling of Mexican-Americans in the Los Angeles community. The parts of Los Angeles I will be focusing in are South Central, Compton, Watts and East LA. Racial profiling consists of the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. The main suspects that racially profile Mexican-Americans are law enforcement authorities. Racial profiling is a repressive social practice that uses group characteristics to individualize stereotypic behavior for minorities in American society. The practice of racial profiling victimizes minority persons to support a White hegemonic structure that promotes White values and beliefs as superior. The harmful effects of racial profiling
Bullying is definitely prominent and for sure exists to this day. It is based on the color of your skin, and still are stopped based on what they look like rather than what they are doing. I personally have never been stopped but, i know that it exists and i know how i would react. I would be very calm and show the person who stopped me that there is no reason for profiling me, because getting angry and being difficult only makes things worse. I feel that there is no escape from racial profiling especially in these tense times.
Police officers sole purpose in the United States is to protect and serve the county, city municipality, and state government to ensure that the law is being upheld by everybody within them. Peace officers assume a focal part in the law authorization framework. They screen criminal movement, tune in group watches, react to crisis calls, issue tickets, make captures, examine violations and affirm in court as required. It is no secret that the United States inherited much of Great Britain governmental institutions. In the Bible, Jesus says “to whom much is given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48).
At point A corner of 74th St and Madison Avenue a LTB Mechanical Inc. employee parks his Van and seems very happy ( my personal comments S.H.) after find parking because of busy traffic in city. The driver goes to the nearby muni meter and inserts his credit card and he presses couple of buttons but was unable to buy the time card. He goes to the opposite corner and disappears. Seconds after, a traffic officer comes in from nowhere, he is checking and reading time card receipt in every car parked on the road. He stops by the LTB van and after finding missing display of the time card on the dashboard, he looks up and down the block and after soon after that he scans the registration and started writing the traffic ticket. At the exact time I took his picture attached (Exhibit 1). (The officer show his displeasure for taking the picture and inquired, if the van is mine. On my saying no he tells me, let me do my job and I must stay out of it). While he is waiting for print of the parking violation ticket the driver of the van show up and opens the door to put the parking time card
An officer is working for the public helping to protect and to help keep everyone safe from danger. The public does not work as an officer because they are not trained or are aware of how the job works. When misusing your power this takes an effect on the public and how they will function around the police. You want the public to feel welcome and that they feel safe knowing that there is an officer around.
My own answer to this question is that there are times when it is right to break the law. In this specific situation I am going through that light, especially if I believe my life is in danger. Here is my justification for going through the light and breaking the law: 1. the original intent of the lawmakers was not to stop everyone in all circumstances but to simply regulate the flow of traffic and avoid accidents. There would be no accident in this case since there are no other cars. Emergency vehicles go through lights regularly. Obviously I am not an official emergency vehicle. But a woman in labor could go through the light and might even be able to get a police escort along the way. I believe that while I am breaking the letter of the
Then after these questions we ended up on US-31 patrolling for speeders, which is where Deputy Montgomery pulled over two other drivers. When pulling over the first, a woman in a grey Toyota, while originally pulling her over for going 15 miles over the speed limit, he noticed that had improperly displayed her license plate with it being just taped to the rear window of the car. Then after scanning her driver’s license, he noticed that she failed to also change her address as well. After looking over the violations, at first I thought she would receive at ticket with that many warnings, which to my surprise she only received three warnings. The next stop however, had me extremely nervous until we finally let the driver go. While driving on US-31, we noticed a car
‘’Most officers enter law enforcement with minimal experience in the field or in handling the moral dilemmas that officers typically encounter. They learn how to perform their jobs, as well as recognize the organizational norms, values, and culture, from their peers and supervisors. While supervisors provide direct, formal reinforcement, officers’ peers offer friendship and informal rewards that, in many cases, hold greater influence than official recognition from the agency’’ (Fitch, 2011). Officers who come across situations where they are unsure what is morally and ethically best to do often turn to their peers for assurance and guidance. Good ethical behavior can easily be influenced by officers and those in law enforcement. Because of this community, it shapes officers to want to adapt to behaviors, attitude and values of others to gain some sort of acceptance. In the academy officers will be tested in many different scenarios where morals will come into play. This will show the academy your weaknesses and strengths and where you stand when it comes to establishing what is right from wrong. An example of an ethical testing to new officers would be the test of a free coffee. It has said that senior officers are curious to what new recruits are to accepting gratuities. Some may say a cup of free coffee would seem like no harm but it