Many people may not report counts of sexual assaults to police; however, they are seeking relief from consulting organizations. According to the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, concerns of how police investigate sexual assault are directly the result of the consistent underreporting of sexual assaults(Latimer, 2017). Furthermore, the way police handle such delicate cases has come into question. A lack of faith in an authority figure can make is very difficult for victims of sexual assault to report the crime. This lack in faith is reinforced by the unlikelihood of convicting the attacker.
Racial profiling is a serious problem as we have witnessed in the last few years in cases such as Oscars, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Bland. An even more serious issue is the ability of our law enforcement to get away with such heinous crimes. Oscar was guilty of committing a crime by fighting, yes, but the officer did not know who the suspect was and assumed Oscar was involved. Once he made the assumption of Oscar’s involvement, he then proceeded to speak toward Oscar with uneasiness and prejudice. From what the film shows, there were no witnesses so the officers had no basis of arresting Oscar and his friends.
Moreover, the aftermath of incarceration for convicted African-American felons entails that they are unable to vote. The constitution implements this idea that anybody can vote regardless of race or gender, but criminals are unable to vote. Criminals occupy the lower caste in society meaning that nobody wants to be like them ,stereotypes are associated with them, and nobody wants to advocate for them or their rights. Michelle Alexander explicitly describes the ongoing oppression by stating that “ Like his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great great-grandfather, he has been denied the right to participate in our electoral democracy” ( Alexander). Alexander is talking about the black man when she says “he” because majority of the
Alexander explains how discretion is granted at almost every stage of the legal system, especially regarding the discretion that prosecutors have, jury selection and policing. Also, many of those arrested either get no legal representation or are given public defenders who are too overworked to truly dedicate their time, and rarely go to trial due to the pressures of guilty plea bargains. To add to the misfortune, arrestees are not told how a guilty plea will negatively damage the rest of their life, due to debt, denial of public assistance, loss of voting rights, and the social label of being a felon. Innocent family members are punished sometimes too, for if they are caught housing a criminal they can face losing their home, food stamps, and welfare. Alexander makes it clear that convicted criminals aren’t the only ones being affected by the vicious consequences of the legal system, but that their families are
The technology advancements alone have led to several cold cases freeing the wrongfully convicted. What are some of the contributing factors wrongful convictions? There is no way to make a right for the justice system can do for those wrongfully convicted. The loss of time however, there have been some initiatives about compensation for the errors that have happen. The public opinion is so strong when it comes to catching these criminals.
Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow, summarizes the justice and prison systems as an unfair institutions that push low-level offenders into detention centers with harsh sentences due to the “tough on crime” stance of major politicians on both sides of the aisle. Alexander brings up the case of Florida vs Bostick, where stop-and-frisk procedures have somewhat violated the fourth amendment. In Bostick’s case the US Supreme Court believed that if he were a “reasonable person”, he could have refused the search, but most do not realize that arrests can still take place, even in a reasonable situation, when someone does not comply with an officer. As crazy at it may seem, the innocent in some cases often go unheard because of the fear, power, and lack of resources to fight back. Many succumb to pleading guilty and never have the opportunity to speak with a lawyer or public defender.
They end up having nothing and have nowhere else to turn but to the streets. The system makes the juveniles lives harder by the situations that they end up in once they are out of jail. Police make them seem as if they are already criminals so why not be the people that the system sees them as. Teenagers in OPP do not get the correct medical treatment (Josh). The ways that they are treated and how they receive no help is ashame because that is not how people should be treated no matter where they are.
Despite this level of awareness, police officers who receive calls that report a cybercrime are rarely qualified to investigate and understand technology to the extent that justice is achieved for the individual. State police officers frequently try to throw cybercrimes at the hands of federal police because they not wanting to be the first responders . The community expects police officers to do their job perfectly or at least try to do so because when they fail to investigate an electronic crime, the rights of many of the victims will surely be lost because the police have not done their duty to protect the rights of individuals. The solution to this problem is that the state should start the training and development of officers' skills, or at least some of them so that they can protect citizens from losing their rights
Introduction Everyone has their own opinion on how policemen or policewomen do their job, but not all cops are doing their job the right way. The police are protectors, but they are also part of the problem; police arrest criminals and help the public be as safe as they can, but police corruption still causes an issue. There are plenty of good, even extraordinary, police officers. There are also plenty or corrupt or horrible police officers. Statistics, though, show that the great far outweighs the horrible.
Is it right for the citizens to have to take the disrespectful treatment certain cops give them? Of course not all officers of the law are like this. They all have the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s the scumbags that harass people and take advantage of the badge and gun that give police officers a bad name. But if all police officers know that they can get away with certain things and they are aware of the things they can get away with, then eventually humanity will see an even bigger threat to society than what these police officers say is a threat.
The practical imperative orders that we never use people as a means to an end, or for any reason; People can’t be used to further an agenda, or for a result. The intent of aggressive stop and frisks may be a variety of reasons, officer safety, to create police omnipresence, or to further the individual police officer’s profiling agenda. The stop and frisk policy includes the use of many people in 2015, of the 22,939 citizens who were stopped, only 20% of them were arrested. This means that 18,353 completely innocent citizens were inconvenienced, and possibly afraid. The standard of suspicion for stop and frisk is only reasonable suspicion.
Police have faced armed white people that were threatening to shoot and the worst punishment they were given was arrest. While the criminals were yelling threats towards them, the police were trying to calm them down and get them to put down their weapons for even up to an hour long. There has been similar moments with non white people that were unarmed and causing no harm but still the police chose to shoot the offender for the slightest threat. The police need to keep everyone secure no matter what without considering a person 's ethnicity. Police are supposed to be heroes, grant us safety, and end the day with justice.
In my research paper my topic is about the brutality of police tactics, and how they plan on improving these to make their attempts at arresting less forceful. “Are we becoming a police state?” This question is asked by many Americans today, Why? Because there are so many deaths by police that many feel like they are superior to laws, and often times the criminal offences they cause are overlooked. The fact that it’s only few cops that do this, they all get the bad reputation. This is backed up by: Paragraph 2 of Targeting U.S. citizens for killing.
There is evidence that shows minorities officers that were off-duty had been stopped, guns pulled out on them, being put in police vans like any other minority. When the officers of these incidents made reports to their superiors, they were backlashed for their reporting-denied overtime, promotions choice of assignments. And others refused to make complaints because of actions taken against their fellow minority officers. Minority officers feel the same as any other minority that has to deal with racial profiling. They are not safer because the carry the NYPD badge and identify themselves as one of New York City finest (Kerby, 2012).
We also have seen that there has been an urgent review on Joint enterprise “The Justice Select Committee has called on the government to carry out an “urgent review” of the joint enterprise law in murder cases, saying it has a growing problem that the common law doctrine may be causing injustice” this has increased the amount of appeal cases by 11% to 22% this is because the people prosecuted believe that there is not enough corroboration against them and feel that they are not accountable for it. This shows that many amounts of teenagers are being condemned for crimes they didn’t