Police accountability is responsible to deliver crime control and maintain order, while treating individuals fairly and within the bounds of law. Police officers are expected to uphold laws, regarding due process, search and seizure, arrests, discrimination, as well as other laws relating to equal employment, and sexual harassment. Holding police accountable is important to build trust with the public's and for them to have faith in the system. There have been many complaints from the public against law enforcement, rather than relying on police departments. Integrity and accountability issues in policing is one of the reasons why the community feel unsafe and bias towards police officers because of the physical abuse of some police officers who are careless and abused of their power.
These officers should encourage the community to be more involved in the prevention of crime. This will also help all communities, not just the big cities, feel more confident and comfortable in the system that serves them. There is currently so much tension between the police and the
There is definitely more stress, both good and bad, in the criminal justice field than most other fields. The good stress is the excitement of catching criminals and helping the public, which is like the good stress of scoring a touchdown in football or hitting a homerun in baseball. The bad stress come from things that those in other fields do not see such as “exposure to murders, numerous car accidents, seeing hurt kids, and other types of secondhand trauma” (Herships, 2015, par. 2). On the job bad stress also comes from the tough administrative policies and procedures that accompany the criminal justice field (Cronkhite, 2013). These stresses can lead to suicide if not kept under control as police officers have a higher suicide
Confinement is considered to be harmful to an inmate’s mental health. Lengthier stays in solitary have been associated with more mental health symptoms, resulting in extreme emotional and behavioral consequences. Depending on the individual and the length of the stay in confinement the emotional effects can range from acute to chronic. Deprived of social interaction, a stimulus humans need to stay healthy and to be able to function properly, many mental health issues have been reported by the isolated inmates. This can include anxiety, panic, paranoia, insomnia, aggression, depression, self-harm, and thoughts of suicide.
A problem that we tend to have in our criminal justice system that needs to be addressed is police brutality. Police brutality have become a widespread problem against the world and not just only in the United States. There have been a few unjustified shootings, serious beatings, deadly choking 's, and other brutal offenses that have been made over the years. At this point of time, fatal shootings are becoming very common for our officers in today 's society. However, the police officers responsible for the killings are not suspended for long or punished before they are able to report back to their normal duties.
Today’s civilization is full of corruption and deceitfulness. It can be viewed from our society that the more authority one has, the more easily corrupted they become. Policing is a job that requires a lot of stress management and authority execution. This execution requires a lot of ethical consideration, especially considering what kind of effect police officers can have on a situation. The power that a police officer has, combined with the stress he or she can receive can ethically cause a lot of trouble if that officer is not prepared.
Furthermore, the pervasive stigma against them leads to increased cost and poorer health outcomes. Instead of looking at a patient’s violent behavior on the superficial level, one should take into account the patient’s diagnosis and past experience. For instance, violent behavior is prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and it is also the most common reason for the admission to a psychiatric inpatient unit (Krakowski, Czobor, Citrome, Bark, & Cooper, 2006). Many are also under-diagnosed and under-treated, resulting in wide treatment gaps. Most of them require psychoanalytic treatment to cope with their violent behavior.
Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the United States Law enforcement especially at the level of policing has faced a lot of challenges all over the world. While the police officers rationalize their acts as ways of protecting the community, the community members in many states sometimes think that there are exaggerations in the way the police officers handle them. Law enforcement has undergone changes in response to the worries raised by community members. Nonetheless, it is during such transformation that it has faced even more challenges. Some of the challenges faced in the US are discussed below.
This research paper is about the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), which police departments use to increase officer safety and to provide diversion alternatives for incarceration. After deinstitutionalization, people with a serious mental illness sought treatment in the community. However, people with a serious mental illness found it difficult to reintegrate back into society and community resources were not prepared to accommodate those with a serious mental illness. Often, people with a serious mental illness do not receive proper treatment. Without proper treatment, challenges arise, which increases the chance of interacting with law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Officers deploy lethal force when they believe their own life is at risk or when a member of societies life is at risk (Butler, n.d., p. 3). The primary lethal force method that most officers rely on is their primary or secondary firearm (Butler, n.d., p. 8). Use of Force Issues Uses of force issues have always been present within the world of policing.
Prison gangs have been and are a growing problem. Prison organizations throughout the United States have tried many different strategies to address the issue of prison gang members. One of the problems is that gang members are more of a threat to the staff and other inmates than regular inmates who are not in a gang. The prisons have problems begin able to house certain serious offenders that need to be kept separate because of the limited spacing. Gangs in the prison have a higher disruption and incident rate then non gang members.
The 3 parts of the criminal justice system have everything that everyone needs. The police, court and corrections work together. The offender flows through the criminal justice system the proper way and they also meet everyone. Everyone deals with such a rough thing when going through the system, but it’s made to help people and change
First responders play a vital role in the safety and health of our community. Putting their own life at risk, these first responders undergo some of the most stressful and life threatening situations as part of their duties. Benedek, Fullerton, and Ursano’s article states that military health care workers, public health service workers, and state, local, and volunteer first responders experience many different effects from their professions such as Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and much more. They also mentioned the use of population-based interventions and it’s positive effect on the mental wellness of first responders.