Or is a cape and a top-secret identity? Could it be saving the world every second from the violence we face every day? In my opinion the answer to those questions are “no”. A hero can have the distinguishing traits aforementioned, but most heroes are just everyday people going above and beyond normal expectations, such as our fellow police officers. Police officers are very comparable to those who fight for our nation, except they fight encounters in the very same
A police officer protects and serves the public. In a way, they control order in a society. A police officer possesses courage, integrity, loyalty, trust, and passion. Many individuals that become police officers are affected by the stress of the job and adapt a police personality. A police personality is based upon the belief that police officers possess different characteristics from the public.
Integrity is described as having the quality of being honest, and having strong moral values. Integrity is a trait that all individuals possess; it is all that we have as individuals, “It is the very last inch of us.” (V for Vendetta) Having strong morals and being honest is something that we all should practice, and as we keep moving forward in our everyday lives we forget that being honest is very important. Finding someone or a group that is honest gets harder and harder find each day, this is exemplified even in our government. The government fabricates the truth from the people, this is displayed in the film V for Vendetta, as well as in the world we live in today. In the movie V for Vendetta Evey Hammond, one the main protagonist is
To the Army respect is trusting that all people have done their jobs and completed their duty. When soldiers are serving our country they do it without thought of recognition or gain. Honor in the Army is living up to the Army values. Integrity is when you're doing what's right legally or morally. Creating personal change requires, standing up and acting upon things we know are honorable daily.
Feelings of helplessness change a person’s sense of identity from being self-focussed to group-focussed through empathy. A lack of helplessness lets a person be confident but narrow about their own position. At the beginning of the story, Blackie is ringmaster of the gang. Blackie doesn’t feel any helplessness, he knows he’s wanted and relishes in it. He makes every decision for the gang and they either participate in that day’s activities
A principled leader, on the other hand, is someone who follows the rules, is honorable, and tries to please everyone. Cassius and Brutus are friends throughout the story; however, we learn that in comparison, they are very different. On one hand, Cassius, the pragmatic leader, wastes no time in solving problems. In this case, he has a problem with Caesar and the way that Caesar rules. Cassius, along with many others, believe
The values that the military has are universal but the informal discipline systems in place are different from branch to branch. Though the styles of informal discipline are different in every branch, they all rely on peer influence to solidify the norms and values of the military. The only problem with the system of discipline in the military is that it forces people to conform, and if they choose not to, they are removed from the group. On the surface, this is not a problem because groups would not want outsiders. However, the demand of these norms and values are high, and only so many people are willing and able to conform to them.
This is power that is backed by the threat of force. Inmates know that coercive power is always present, but it seldom has to be used to gain compliance. Coercive power ranges from writing a disciplinary actions to putting hands on an inmate to gain compliance on the low end of the spectrum up to lethal force at the highest end. Lethal force is rarely used inside a prison’s walls because weapons are strictly prohibited, but weapons are commonly used to guard the perimeter of the facility (Carlton & Garrett, 2008). Reward power is the power of a correctional officer to reward an inmate for positive, desired behavior (Hartzell, 2015).
Police Body Cameras It’s no secret that everyone holds their own opinion regarding the actions of police officers and other positions of authority within these past years, be it good or bad. From the shootings of innocent and unarmed civilians to disciplinary action being taken against those that haven’t done anything unlawful, there’s rarely a day when the police force of the United States doesn’t find itself involved in some sort of controversy. No matter what side you find yourself supporting in these instances, be it the police or the civilian, it’s true that both sides can benefit from the use of these police body cameras. Police body cameras hold one main purpose and that’s to work to prevent brutality on the parts of both the officer and civilian(s) in question. The Police brutality issue finds itself weaved into history, going back as far as the 19th century.
Police Brutality is an ongoing problem and existent concern in the United States and should be resolved immediately. Law enforcement must function as an element that consists of organized and civilized officers. The presence of police brutality is becoming more of an issue as society grows. The problem posed by the illegal exercise of police power is an ongoing reality for individuals of a disfavored race, class, or sexual orientation. Police brutality must be stopped so that police do not forget who they are serving not themselves, but the public.
We do not hear about these cases near as much, because sometimes these cases are never really brought to light (Stewart, Police Brutality). Police brutality is a huge problem in this world today and we need to take it very seriously, body cameras have been promoted as a solution to the police misconduct problem. Some examples of police taking their authority too far is Michael Brown killed in Ferguson, and Erik Garner killed in Staten Island (funk, New york times). These cases could have been support a lot better in court and kept everyone true to their word if body cameras would have been in the picture, the families could be relieved in knowing what actually happened in that incident and the case could have been put to rest a lot sooner than they were. Studies show that use of force complaints were decreased by 75 percent once the use of body cameras was put into play (scheindlin, pg 1).