Police are then put into situations where a White officer is against a Black man or vice versa. Along with this, police use of deadly force is conducted with the daily work environment for police officers put them on the front line for potential harm and vulnerable situations (Ross, 2015, p. 244). Violence which is sometimes the only necessary means for police, is said to be “situational in nature” (Parent, 1998). This violence which is situational in nature can be revolved around the personality, stress and danger that a policeman are put into. With this in mind, it can be a controversial topic when it comes to explaining that police officers are put into certain situations needing them to act within seconds.
There are many officers that are able to balance the job and their personal lives, while some abuse their power. Therefore, a contemporary issue in the criminal justice system is police personality. The police personality came to be a problem with the criminal justice system through the working personality of police officers. Working personality as described by Skolnick is, “
Racial Profiling or Criminal Profiling When thinking of policing, one must understand the day-to-day struggles that a police officer faces. Every day police officers have to use discretion on how to handle situations they encounter. With each of these situations, an officer has contact with different ethnic groups. Many times these situations result in arrest, tickets, and occasionally a police officer shoots a suspect. When different ethnic groups have encounters with police some insist that the police racially discriminated against them.
Many police officers get off easily because they call it as self-defense, but it’s not. People being brutally beaten or killed, riots breaking out, mourning of neighborhoods, lawsuits against police departments all can be at stake of police officers using excessive force. This is part of the reason our country has been in an uproar. In the last few years’ police brutality has been at an all-time high. Because of it, movements have been started and protests have broken out.
The Justice system has shown a pattern of taking the side of law enforcement. As of today, police brutality, specifically excessive force still remains as one of the most serious human rights violations. From the severe beatings, to the unjustified shootings, and inexcusable aggressive rough treatment all contribute to police officer misconduct. Many officers need to be opened minded about the way they address victims, suspects, and criminals. Yes, they have the upper power, but in any situation everyone is a human being and should be treated as such; the majority of this unacceptable behavior goes unnoticed or unreported.
In recent times there has been a major debate over whether law enforcement should be able to use jailhouse informants. The controversy sparked after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s use of jailhouse informants was called into question. Many people feel that the use of informants in cases against those accused of various crimes is a violation of their Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights. In regards to this topic, The Fifth Amendment protects people from self-incrimination, meaning that those accused of a crime have a right to remain silent. The Sixth Amendment, ensures that anyone accused of a crime has the right to an attorney, if a defendant cannot afford an attorney one will be provided.
The Article breaks the issue into four major parts such as necessity, Proportionality, lawfulness, and reasonableness to make their argument on police use of force. The Author uses many sources and evidence to support their claims. Most information in the article are gathered from police code of conduct and from Use of force model. These sources aim to support the idea that use of force is necessary in the police force. While the claim is to have use of force for police, they also argue that it needs to be controlled and choice to use force made
(Keene) B. Whether from evidence or a personal hunch, some interrogators interview suspects as if they are guilty, which causes an incorrect interrogation that leads to extensive stress and pressure. C. But if the investigator approaches the interrogation believing the detainee is guilty, the ensuing interrogation is more pressure-filled and coercive. This results in the innocent detainee (who is likely to waive their rights) being at increased risk for false confession due to the pressure of the interrogation process. (Keene) D.
Police brutality -the use of extensive or unnecessary force used by police officers when detaining civilians. Police brutality has been a worldwide issue since the forming of police forces , in recent years police brutality remains a major concern for those of the minority community. Present-time, many countries have laws which address police brutality as a very serious heinous offense , and the allegations of police brutality are invested gated by commission of district attorneys. Unfortunately, even with investigations within law enforcement , many complaints about police misconduct are not actually being investigated. Researchers suggest most civilian police brutality reports unnoticed as result of police officers having the authority
Today I want to tell you of the injustice of police brutality, the people it affects, and how just asking the right questions could make sure that police are punished for their crimes. BODY PARAGRAPH 1 Police brutality is a big problem in the United States. Police brutality is a misconduct when police use violence that is not necessary. This includes unjust shootings, which is when whoever was shot did not deserve to be shot because they either did nothing wrong or was complying with orders but was still shot. This is a big problem in the U.S. because it happens all around the states.