Police brutality must be stopped so that police do not forget who they are serving – not themselves, but the public. This means that even the criminals, who are a part of the public, have certain rights, particularly, civil rights. Police brutality causes a major concern in today’s society in America and a resolution is imminent. These racial prejudices are rooted in America’s deep psyche to grasp its power, we must move American original sin, slavery, and its corollary the terrible fear transmitted from generation to generation of a revolt. Police misconduct can be described as any inappropriate behavior on the part of any law enforcement officer that is either illegal or immoral or both.
Abuse of power consists not only of exercising power unlawfully but unjustly and it is in these two respects that conflicts with human rights arise . A propensity to abuse power is characteristic when police share power with others who have power and there are differing reasons specific to functions they perform, why those with power abuse power, for example, police have a difficult and dangerous job to do they see the effect of crime on vulnerable victims and they experience the frustrations of being unable to bring perpetrators of very serious crime to justice. These factors mean that some police officers feel not only entitled to violate human rights, but
Corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when there is misused for private gain. A good example in the news article was the suspension of Nauru 's police commissioner, Richard Britten. He was suspended just for investigating the bribery allegation. This is harmful practice in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones like Nauru.
Police corruption and the law breaking the law has very serious and unpleasant consequences, but the high profile scandals we hear about say a lot about how the establishment works nowadays. Yes, there was a level of expectation from the police who were involved in the incidents at Horsnett Farm, but experience established that expectation was never met Quote from Napoleon Bonaparte comes to mind ‘Never ascribe to malice, that which is adequately explained by incompetence’. Incompetence is the safest fallback position for the police force, because the alternative, in systemic corruption and abuse of power at the highest level is too awful to contemplate. Police
Reducing Police Corruption In 1990, Metz, suggested several ways which can encourage reduce officers misconduct for example, a. Provide a written code of ethics-these are polices written to guide the police to make ethical choices when situations arise. b. Provide training in law enforcement ethics- these trainings would help the police officers what is expected of them. Malloy in 1982, suggested that a salary increment for the police officers would encourage them to stop taking bribes, also suggested that unenforceable laws to be eliminated, this would help the police officers not to feel too much pressure in enforcing them.
Most people assume that they cannot get what they work hard to get because of corruption in leadership. The assumption is always that when a chance comes up for a job opportunity and one does not know any influential leader in that organization, then they have a lesser chance of getting the job and therefore, do the ‘normal thing’, engage in corruption to try and increase their chances of getting it. Even though this may have worked well for most people, it is a rot in the society. People should stand up for their rights and fight corruption as it is a destroyer of a nation. In most African countries, corruption is so rampant especially in the police force such that when you see a police officer approaching you, you only need to have some money in your pocket, so that you can get away with anything wrong you may have been doing (Rotberg 307).
The officers are, in fact, more likely to commit another deviant act as a direct result of the sanctions imposed (Weisburd, Greenspan, Hamilton, Williams, and Bryant 2000). This selection shows the perspective of the officers, rather than that of just the public and societal critics in general; consequently, the research is less biased in design while still necessitating the need for policy
Police Brutality is referring to the use of unnecessary or inordinate use of force from a Police officer towards a civilian. The abuse of power has resulted in chaos not only for each individual police department but the civilians fearing their lives. Employees engaging in misconduct happens daily but, in the law enforcement industry, misconduct ends in severe consequences for the general public. That reason alone makes the job of an Police officer so much more influential. Officers should be taking into consideration the magnitude of their duty and how reliant the people of America really
The Anxiety level, Social Conformity, and Emotional Detachment of Selected Women Prisoners in Quezon City Female Dormitory Jail How do we define crime? Crime is something that is against the law. It is what a normal people would do and it is an anti-social behavior of a person that is rejected by the society. The law is made to make the country in order and for the people and the state. The concept of crime is a relative and complex one that is viewed as a norm breaking natural phenomenon of human society at all times and has changed in accordance with the socio economic development of the society.
General issues of police forces. The importance of public image to the organization An unfavorable image can affect how the police perform their duties (Goldsmith, 2003): citizens are reluctant to address the police in problematic situations (Davis & Henderson, 2003; Tyler, 2006), to voluntary cooperate with the police forces (Huq, Tyler & Schulhofer, 2011; Tyler & Fagan, 2008) or to positively respond to the various police requests (Bradford & Jackson, 2010; Jackson, Hough, Bradford, Hohl & Kuha, 2012). The more so, in terms of the general public there is no "effective or real police action " that can be separated from the image people hold on the police activity (Salmi, Voeten & Keskinen 2000 ). In addition, in the absence of a favorable image we cannot talk about a consented police act (Goldsmith, 2005). Studies have shown that the perception of police legitimacy has a major influence on the citizens’ behavior and their compliance to authority and law in general (Paternoster, Bachman, Brame, & Sherman, 1997), being connected also to crime rate (LaFree, 1998; Tyler,