MPO-III Shelton Brown knowledge of the Gang function, Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety, Intelligence Function and planning & research is very impressive. Also, Brown skills as a Field Training Officer, Street Crime Officer and his involvement with the Faith Base Community will aid in the development of assigned personnel under his leadership. Brown was able to articulate the furtherance of the Agency Mission by challenging officers to be resourceful by using community sources when addressing crime which is consistent with the Community Policing Philosophy of our agency. In addition, Brown understands the challenges our agency will face in the future and suggested that our agency prepare for those challenges by engaging the community in the problem solving process.
The author is a researcher with the University of Colorado. He believes that works on police institutions, and their role in society have shifted from deep scholarly works toward works that cater to the policy audience. Going from deep works of the 80s/90s he then shifts to point out why there has been such a change. One is methodology and the other has to do with large institutions (i.e. National Institute for Justice, the Police Foundation) pouring large sums of money (hundreds of thousands of dollars annually) into police research, which is why the author didn’t find it shocking that scholars were ok with doing the bidding of the policy makers. He used two books (David Bayley’s "Police for the Future" and Paul Chevigny’s "Edge of the Knife:
Kronenwetter, Michael. The FBI and Law Enforcement Agencies of the United States. Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1997. Print. This book was about agencies around the world that are available for people that are interested in becoming an law enforcement officers
“...Much of the recent crime increase threatens the vitality of America’s cities–and thousands of lives–it is not, in itself, the greatest danger in today’s war on cops. The greatest danger lies, rather, in the delegitimation of law and order itself’ (Mac Donald). In the book “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe,” published in the year of 2016, author Heather Mac Donald provides credible evidence to expand on her viewpoint of our country’s current criminal crisis. In addition to “The War on Cops, Mac Donald has written two other books. Her works “Are Cops Racist?” of 2003 and “The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society” of 2000 contain ideas similar to those expressed in “The War on Cops.” The powerful stance Mac Donald takes on certain themes expressed throughout “The War on Cops” direct the reader’s understanding towards the flaws of America’s governmental systems, revealing the backstory and complexity of racism and criminal justice behind our “war on cops.”
Before I start to give my opinion Melvin Russell’s speech, I want to provide a foundation of why I choose Melvin Russell’s speech. My major life career goals is to become a police officer, needless to say that I stand behind in the support of police officers throughout the nations. This article is very important to me because it shows a different point of view of a controversial issue regarding police brutality.
A “serial killer” is defined as a person who murders two or more people over a period of time, usually to satisfy an uncharacteristic psychological pleasure. Serial murders are crimes that occur not only here in the United States; rather, these crimes are observed all across the world. Serial murders occurring in countries such as Russia and China are rarely heard of due to restrictions placed on media outlets within those countries. Here in the United States, the media has a tendency to glorify serial killers and to sensationalize the acts they commit.
Police misconduct denotes to illegal or inappropriate actions that police officers take in association with their formal obligations (Palmiotto, 2001). It can lead to an injustice and at times involves the obstruction of justice or discrimination. In a bid to regulate police misconduct, a fast-tracking trend for citizen agencies to go past the review to take part in investigations directly and have more input into disciplinary choices exist. With the increase in mobile devices that can record alleged misconduct, prosecution bodies, in some jurisdictions, are leveraging current spying laws to indict civilians, while, in other situations, police will unlawfully delete or seize evidence (Palmiotto, 2001). In this paper we will see the cause and effect of police misconduct leading to civilian complaint review board, and what resolutins are addressed in law enforcement departments and agencies throughout America.
Summary: This week we covered the role police in the criminal justice system specifically focusing on police discretion and the impact on marginalized groups. I found throughout this topic it built on my understanding of roles that police have in society, and how police deal with offenders, in particular minor cases before the court process. The works of Chapel and Wilson also broadened my knowledge as they where the studies that concluded that policing is a “vital component of governing a contemporary society” (Palmer, 2012). Our guest lecture Michelle Mullen also gave me a deeper incite not only into her career as a police officer but an insight further into the weeks topics:
The abuse done by officers in this country is one of the best examples of serious and disruptive human rights violations. The damages continue nationwide in rural, suburban, and urban areas of the nation, devoted by various law enforcement personnel including city and state police, sheriff's departments, and federal agents. Police have been involved in unfair shootings, severe poundings, lethal chokings, and pointless rough conduct. While the quantity of repeatedly abusive officers on any force is usually small accountable experts including law enforcement supervisors, as well as local and federal government control often fail to act definitively to restrain or punish such acts.
Lootings. Riots. Arson. Teargas. Outcry. Chaos. Words could not even begin to describe the lawlessness experienced in Baltimore, Maryland in April of 2015. Demonstrators were outraged by the death of Freddie Gray, a twenty-five-year-old African American male, who died on April 19th from injuries sustained to his neck and spinal cord during his arrest and transport by police on April 12th. Their “chants [directed at police] included, ‘No justice, no peace, we don 't need you on our streets’” (Fenton, 2015). Unfortunately, the events in Baltimore are just ripples in the movement that is sweeping the nation to end police brutality. Citizens are losing faith in the government’s ability to maintain peace and stability, and even worse, its ability
Five police officers ambushed by a sniper and two black men shot by police during a supposedly peaceful protest. This protest quickly got out of hand because of the violence and threatening protest. Killing police for the rights of the black community was or should have never been a part of the plan. Now that police officers have been killed, this gives the police a greater reason and law enforcement to fear us and another reason for us to take caution. According to USA Today, Dallas Police Chief David Brown had a simple, prayerful message: “All I know is this must stop ... this divisiveness between our police and our citizens.” One must agree for us to work as a nation, law enforcement and the people they are protecting must come to a total
Police interactions with community members has long been a topic of conversation amongst the public, and that has only been amplified over the past year. With the events in Ferguson, more and more Americans have called for better training and insisted that officers be less militaristic. One possible solution to improve the image of the police to the public is community policing. Many departments have adopted it, or claim to follow its principles, but results can be mixed, and total commitment from the entire precinct can be hard to accomplish. With police serving as the most visible form of government, police officers throughout the country could regain some lost trust and good will with their respective
Judging from the case study at end of unit#1 read Spokane police department was in desperate need of modification and chief Mangan’s approach was a correct format. Conversely, if the department expects the police officers to perform their jobs with pride and dignity and to consider the seriousness of community policing, alterations had to be done to the department building. For example, fixing damaged pipes inside the building, refurbishing the workout room for officers, and investing in upgrading the officer’s equipment (Cordner, G., n.d.). Chief Mangan assumes this action was the proper way to establish the invigoration in the officer’s heart and mind again about performing the duties once again.
Are America’s law enforcement personnel really being called the “bad guys?” This cannot be correct! The image of the modern day police men and women has been altered over the years. From portraying an image of service, duty, commitment, and compassion to the people of whom they serve in the earlier years, to being crowned as criminals in today’s society, it isn’t hard to tell that police are being deemed a threat to the people. In today’s media, it isn’t hard to find a story involving a law enforcement official acting “outside” their boundaries. From the Michael Brown killing by Darren Wilson, a white police officer that happened on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson Mo to the alleged Lorenzo Clark charged with killing his off duty neighbor Monday October 12, 2015 outside his home in Cordova Tennessee.
In today's society the police and other law enforcement agencies that are employed to protect and serve the people of the United States are constantly under fire for their lack of training as well as lack of empathy towards the general public. The media today only seem to care about ratings and public servants doing the opposite of their job description. However the reasons behind their behavior is never rationalized through the most obvious scope. Yes officers in law enforcement encounter different type of people, situations and neighborhoods. These variables are not all the same, however they are similar in outcome. The purpose of this paper is to provide an explanation of why the police behave the way they do.