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. Another issue is prisoner mistreatment, there are many people who have been incarcerated and are victims of abuse emotionally, physically, and mentally by correctional officers. Finally, corruption is problem because personal gain is a primary motivation for all criminal behavior because of the special trust and responsibilities placed in police officers the opportunities for them to abuse that trust to obtain money or advantage are considerable. Therefore, these are some reasons why the public have no trust in the police officers which is understandable, but as a community we need to also understand and be aware that not every police officers are bad there good ones too and we must treat them and everyone with
One more form of misuse of authority is sexual harassment that involves staff members and inmates, or their family members, or friends, or staff against staff. Obtaining financial or personal benefits is a form of misconduct in exchange for not pursuing or selectively pursuing an investigation on an inmate or additional charges on inmate. However, accepting bribes and gratuities is unethical. This is a temptation that some officers cannot resist and make the good officers look
While accountability is not in the Army values, the spirit of accountability runs deep in the values. In particular “Duty: To fulfill your obligations.” One cannot uphold the Army values to the fullest without keeping a sense of accountability and maintaining the pillars on which it stands. As a leader, accountability is an essential function for both the leader, the leaders’ leaders, and the leaders’ subordinates. Without accountability and its pillars, a leader would need to supervise every action a soldier takes and constantly stay with their leaders to perform the actions needed for the leader to do his/ her job. If a leader must supervise either subordinates or superiors, it is taking attention away from other duties that must be performed.
A police personality is based upon the belief that police officers possess different characteristics from the public. For instance, police officers are faced with danger and authority on a daily basis. Therefore, the police are always suspicious, on the lookout, and they do not trust anyone. The police are subject to isolation, solidarity and cohesion. There are many officers that are able to balance the job and their personal lives, while some abuse their power.
In order for a harmonious relationship between the people and the government be established, laws are promulgated. Laws are also enacted for the purpose of meeting the needs of the people, and for the reason of maintaining peace and security in a certain society. Legislators are burdened with the responsibility of knowing what their constituents need in order to have an efficient execution of their service to the public. They enact laws in order to advance the protection and welfare of their people. However, problem arises when law enforcement is not properly executed.
Either way, there must be adequate training to prevent certain actions from occurring by the police. The police are supposed to protect and serve, however, when the police use certain measures, then, the public are the ones who need to be protected from the same police that are put in place to do the job. When it comes to the police, there should be trust between the police and the people. When it comes to play that the people cannot trust the police with equality, then, it becomes a problem. Race should never play a role in why a person is stopped, frisked, arrested, or suspected.
While it can be interpreted as standing for ones beliefs, a police officer must uphold a high moral code in accordance to the society which is being served. The ethics to which police officers holds themselves, must include the character traits demonstrated in personal life, in addition to operating as public servants. If an officer is deemed untrustworthy at home, they cannot be trusted to work legally within the police department. Honesty within policing is just as important, where failing to admit a mistake can weaken a reputation and call previous cases into question. Although these traits can be trained into an individual, integrity must be developed personally before it can be applied
Public order crimes are acts considered illegal because they do not conform to society’s general ideas of normal social behavior and moral values (Siegel, 2000). Public order crimes are viewed as harmful to the public good or harmful and disruptive to a community’s daily life (Siegel, 2000). Some public order crimes are considered very serious, others are legal in some places and at sometimes and others are illegal at other times and in other places (Sage, n.d., p. 218). It is thought that allowing or ignoring public order offenses can only lead to more serious crimes it signals the community that nobody cares (Sage, n.d., p. 218). Public order crimes cause great debate.
Police deviance is something that isn’t particularly talked about in the open. The reactions to certain actions by the police are either kept under wraps or blown up in the media to a dramatic extent. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the negative side of police deviance and the repercussions that follow. This will allow some light to be shown on the actions of officers that don’t follow the rules that they set out to uphold. If the peacekeepers aren’t keeping the peace, then the reasoning for having a position of power is null.
The judge explained this by illustrating the fact that courts have varied from certain approaches to decisions because of sympathy for the accused. He emphasized that in the case of an accused who acted “in an aggressive, goal-directed and focused” way, there should be no sympathy from the court when he then claims that he lost his capacity to control his actions. Navsa JA further states that courts have accepted these claims in the past, hinting that it was out of sympathy, and not principle. In the Eadie case Griesel J stated that Mr Eadie had “focused, goal-directed” behavior and his “deceitfulness” was also visible in the manner in which he denied the assault, and his use of a hockey stick to beat the deceased. The reliability of Mr Eadie’s role as a witness was undermined because of this finding and it negatively affected his defence of criminal incapacity.
As one flicks through the news, he or she may be startled or shocked to discover the sheer amount of police cruelty occurring in public space. As an extension of government, the police inherit the same powers involving public space. Although they cannot create new policies, they act to enforce the policies designed by the government. Police are often mistakenly advertised as a source of protection for citizens. However, Anderson refuses to neglect the truth: they are the villains.
The reliability of official statistics, especially through documents based on police data, can be hindered by a number of limitations. As police data is one of the main sources of data looked at when studying statistics, the limitations revolve around the reporting and recording of the crimes. There are instances in which the official crime statistics do not reflect the precise crime rates. (Ross, 1999) Misrepresentation can be caused by a number of different factors. For starters, the victim has to recognise and report the crime to to police, however, in some instances may not due to not realising they’ve witnessed a criminal act, their involvement or relationship to those involved, or their uncertainty that the situation will be resolved by the police.
There are many challenges faced in Sexual Assault Law. The attitudes of the public towards sexual violence are inaccurate in many cases. Sexual Assault Law is a legacy of legal process based on stereotypes and myths about women and sex. Many myths and stereotypes legally rejected continue to be invoked in trials today. The adversarial nature of the legal system can make people afraid of testifying.
Next, is the security of the population and serving the need without harming others. The courtroom also can be used as an example of this need. The environment of the courtroom being safe is another one of the needs the criminal justice professionals owe to every person. Following all of the rules of the U.S. constitution while prosecuting a defendant with the facts of the case still must be followed for the population. Security also of the populations lives must be followed such as capturing criminals causing harm to
Police feel as if they are unstoppable. Police brutality can also take the form of false arrests, verbal abuse. Many countries have laws which address police brutality. Under these laws police brutality is seen as a very serious offense and was investigated by a commission of district attorneys. Even with the law covering police brutality, many complaints made by civilians about excessive