Community Policing In America

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Policing in this present day is defined as an individual or group of individual who prevent and detect crime within a community. Police in 2018 has the duty to control, manage and maintain orders of society within their city. Policing has evolved into something much more then what it used to be. Although it is questionable, that policing in America has different time periods. There is an agreement of three major eras of policing in America. Those three eras are, The Political Era, Reform, and Community Policing. (Cheeseman et al., Chapter 3) Political Era of policing was estimated at around the years 1800- 1900s. Philadelphia and New York City was one of the first cities in America to pay individuals for day and night service of policing.…show more content…
This era was spread over the years of 1900- 1970’s. This era of middle and upper class Americans were looking do break free from policing based on political influence and connections. This reform system wanted policing that focus more on society’s needs. During this era citizens were influenced to report policing corrupt behaviors. August Vollmer was one of the promoters for training the officers on professionalism. This era no longer hired police from political connections. This reform era was focus on change in attempt to have better policing. With this reform era brought slight change and requirements. People joining the police were hired solely off of experience, education, and screening for ones well-being, incorruptible character and fitness. Herbert Hoover joined Wickersham Commission to look into ethical issues that could be instilled in the criminal justice system in which they did find a lot of police misconduct. The Wickersham Commission was put in place to possibly fix police misconduct. The advantage with reform era was that the officers were more educated, and trained to be a police. This policing era was more motorized to get the citizens in other areas. A disadvantage would be that this this job was eventual responsible for fighting crime and enforce law. The policing era no longer focus on finding solution…show more content…
Like why did the escalation start? At what point did tables turn from Ansley the officer being bitten, to the individual being beating so bad to cause physical damage. What cause the officer to use that much force? Why wasn’t the officer able to use a taser gun or pepper spray? Step two would be to examine values which in my opinion are things that are important. With natural law ones values should be their natural behavior. Like honesty and truthful behavior to make a decision. Step three is to identify all possible dilemmas. One dilemma that may affect me if I was in office Taylor’s position would be my reputation at the job. As well as possibly losing my job. I say that because officers are supposed to take up for one another. Which was inform in the short story and he will be going against it. Step 4 would be to determine whether or not to go through with the true report or not. This step for me is more like the saying “what would Jesus do?”, and what is the moral thing to do. Step five would be me actually going through with the decision in this Taylor vs Ansley case which is to do the moral thing. Which should come natural, especially when someone is at risk or gets hurt. Report the
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