With these types of investigations, the media and the public put intense pressure on the personnel that is conducting the investigations to find the suspect or suspects. When serial killers kill they hardly stay in the same jurisdiction, when they commit a criminal act. Serial killers can distinguish the nature of their crimes, so a majority of each jurisdiction does not share information with other agencies. Follow up calls on most cases may not be enough on serial murders. The only difference between reactive investigations is when a crime happens law enforcement officers are called upon.
To be a good interrogator it requires more than confidence and creativity although it does help, but interrogators are very well trained in the mental tactics of social impact. An interrogators task is to get someone to confess to a crime, but it is not easy. While it isn’t easy for them, sometimes they will end up with confessions from the innocent testifies because of the expertise in psychological manipulation interrogators have. The interrogation process has been manipulated over the years and they are using unethical approaches to gain information or a confession from suspects. But in the law of confessions, it is required that confessions are not coerced but be voluntary so that it is admitted into evidence.
Search incident to arrest is permitting searches of the person and surrounding area of an arrestee as an incident to the arrest. There has been many case laws installed to protect the rights of civilians but also to allow police to do their job in taking illegal items off the streets with the arrestee. Search incident to arrest is a simple rule that opens the door for police in many ways. It’s a great tool to have but there is a strict set of rules and exceptions. The following information lists the cases that have shaped search incident to arrest to what it is today.
There is a big problem revolving around whether police should carry guns or be able to shoot people. Even if said person is a threat to the officer, himself or the public population. “In this context, public concern about police shootings is understandable. It is wrong, however, to decide that there is an established number of times that cops can shoot people and then condemn officers for exceeding some "quota." (McNamara, J. D., 2004, p.1).
A warrant is a document which gives law enforcement the authorization or the right from a judge to conduct a search of an area or make an arrest of a person. The Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to show probable cause to a judge to be able to obtain a warrant. The search warrant is limited to only the location or the person listed and law enforcement must obtain another warrant to cover other areas not included. When a search warrant is issued, property and persons found at that location with the connection to that property may be taken into custody. Probable cause which is needed to obtain a warrant also allows law enforcement to search areas without a warrant.
The images, sounds, and videos captured by the cameras can be used as proof towards assumptions or accusations against either the officer or the suspect. Body cameras are a great way to document and gather an accurate recording of events when police officers are on duty. But these devices are being challenged as an intrusion of innocent people’s privacy, since the footage is considered public record . Ethic and Privacy Issues
Critics are still arguing that such “powerful” Bill had to be debated and deliberated. Secondly, it is also considered that Patriot Act violates the constitutional civil liberties of the United States, especially: right to privacy, freedom from unreasonable searches, conducting wiretaps, using NSLs, search the private property without any notification and detain a material witness or a suspect with no access to lawyer. There are many evidences when the law was used inappropriate towards non-terrorist criminals. New York Times writes: “The Bush administration, which calls the USA Patriot Act perhaps its most essential tool in fighting terrorists, has begun using the law with increasing frequency in many criminal investigations that have little or no connection to terrorism.” This article shows that the government started to use “new” authority under the Patriot Act to investigate cases on drug trafficking, money laundries, blackmailers and child pornography. Justice Department arguments their position
Human Trafficking Introduction: Is human trafficking an overlooked crime? Crime has been a national focus for years and many nations have developed many different methods of dealing with this issue. I feel all criminal actions are wrong, but some are just inhumane. The crimes that trouble me the most are the ones where there is no regard for human life. For example: All forms of murder, assault, rape, and trafficking.
The American police force today has one of the toughest jobs in the country. Between the physical demands and mental toughness, they police also have to deal with the continuous negative onslaught from the media. It seems that in today’s world, there has been a war on the police in the United States and has resulted in countless deaths of police officers in the past couple years. The media and members of protest groups claim police brutality and record every single moment of any incident to blame the police for excessive use of force and ruin their careers. However, in many incidents, officers wear body cameras to counter-act the bystanders.
Many people may not report counts of sexual assaults to police; however, they are seeking relief from consulting organizations. According to the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, concerns of how police investigate sexual assault are directly the result of the consistent underreporting of sexual assaults(Latimer, 2017). Furthermore, the way police handle such delicate cases has come into question. A lack of faith in an authority figure can make is very difficult for victims of sexual assault to report the crime. This lack in faith is reinforced by the unlikelihood of convicting the attacker.