According to the media’s perception of the police department, police officers shoot first and ask questions later. Moreover, that distorted way of thinking is dangerous, namely, the general public usually form their opinion through the eyes of the media. However, in the 1970’s and 80’s, it was believed if the condemned buildings and broken windows were repaired, that concept reduced the level of crime considerably because criminals had a tendency to gravitate toward the impoverished neighborhoods (Zimmermann, U. 2013).
The law enforcement officers who protect and serve the local communities have and live stressful lives. How stressful is the occupation of a law enforcement officer in their job and in their personal lives than other occupations? How hard would it be to be a spouse or loved one of a law enforcement officer? Does the public know what goes on in a law enforcement officer's job life and the life of their family? Could the average person handle the daily stress that takes place in the lives of law enforcement officers? These are several questions that individuals could ask themselves on any given day. What are the answers to these questions? I know firsthand, because I am a wife of a law
Law enforcement is a career that is both violent and rewarding in many capacities. Justice needs to be served in law enforcement and they have a responsibility to uphold the law and serve the people in the community. Law enforcement is crucial in the world today as a global realm as life continues to be more complex and law enforcement struggles to combat many aspects of crime. In order to combat these problems and have a positive future in the criminal justice system, everyone must work together on a bigger scale.
In the article of Scott Morgan “5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search” he explains why we shouldn't agree to a police search. “You have the right to refuse random police searches anywhere and anytime.” It's your constitutional right so we could stand up to each other unless they have a probable cause. It's your privacy they might even break something when they are searching you.
As a police officer’s career moves ahead one only thinks of the good that can be done by having this career. Ask anyone what the purpose of being a police officer is and they will answer that it is to keep people safe and maintain the peace. What many people do not realize is that being a police officer can damage a person emotionally. Many people see officers helping others and doing good but they do not see what happens when they are off duty. Just like any job being a police officer has its faults. A fault that being a police officer has is the emotional toll it can have on the officer and his family. Several people focus on the officer and how he has been affected by the job but they do not consider the family, the family that is there to help and support
An integral training of today’s police officers duties is the physical skill of the application of use of force. This is needed skill requirement to detain and arrest a person who has committed a crime and resisting. Police officers must be trained to use force properly when the skill is required on a subject who is resisting police officers efforts to place them under arrest. This skill has the potential for the officer to exceed the needed amount of force to place them under arrest that can lead to civil suits alleging the officer use of excessive force. Police use of force is a controversial topic with not only the community as well as leadership in the department. Concerns about excessive and unnecessary uses of force continue to require the researcher to locate what indicators police officers react to when the application of using force or threaten to use force.
No one should be searched without a good reason and warrant. People should have the right of privacy- it is important to them. It is ethical for police to have search warrants before searching a person’s personal belongings. There have been recent conflicts on police powers over the pass years. Police are disobeying the fourth amendment by searching illegally. Critics frown upon police, while supporters agree with the police. Being searched without a permit is unconstitutional, and police could take advantage of their power, and abuse it. It makes US citizens feel less secure and safe. Citizens need to be guaranteed rights as long as they behave.
Multiple reports have shown that police are taking their jobs so seriously, they are willing to break the rules. This results in people losing their rights to privacy. What people do not understand is that they do have the power to say no when a police officer asks to search their cars or their person when there is no probable cause. The bone of contention is that people tend to have no will power to abnegate an officer. With that being said, people should understand the limits that cops can and cannot reach when it comes to arresting or fining a person under certain circumstances. If a person has evidence that there is no justification for the cop to search them, then in no way is it wrong to say that they do not give them the right to search.
“The purpose of the exclusionary rule is not to redress the injury to the privacy of the search victim . . . . Instead, the rule's prime purpose is to deter future unlawful police conduct and thereby effectuate the guarantee of the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures” (Estreicher & Weick, 2010, p. 4). They are saying is that the need for the rule is to deter illegal techniques that police use to obtain evidence, not to simply give more rights to the defendant. As Estreicher and Weick pointed out, “all of the cases since Wolf requiring the exclusion of illegal evidence have been base on the necessity for an effective deterrent to illegal police action” (Estreicher & Weick, 2010, p. 4). So instead of looking at the exclusionary rule as the end-all-right that citizens are
This was a main reason to make the Fourth Amendment. They also new that in the future it would be very helpful to America. Although police officers have been fighting about this amendment and how they can’t search more people who they think is guilty this amendment protects all citizens of the United States and gives us the right that all Americans deserve.
There has always been the thought that the police can abuse their power, especially when it comes to collection of evidence that could incriminate someone for something that was illegally obtained. The exclusionary rule was put in place to counteract evidence that may have been illegally obtained to be inadmissible in a court of law with few exceptions to the rule. Under the Fourth Amendment, the police cannot just force their way into someone’s home without probable cause. Even with probable cause, the police need to have the consent of the owner or a warrant that says they can search the premises, and that anything they find can be “used against you in a court of law” (Miller, 2016). The Fourth Amendment is one of the most important amendments to the criminal justice system. The Fourth protects citizens from the police obtaining things that could lead citizens to be convicted for something that they police did not have permission to obtain in the first place. The exclusionary rule was put in place by Mapp v. Ohio and Weeks v. United States. In Weeks V. United States, Weeks was convicted of “transporting lottery tickets through the mail” when police illegally search his home without a search warrant (oyez) The police went to his house where they search Weeks’s room and “took possession of various papers and articles found there, which were afterwards turned over to the United States marshal” (Weeks v. United States 232 U.S. 383, 1914). They then returned to weeks home to
Law enforcement officers can conduct warrantless searches for a variety of reasons. Some of the benefits are not having to wait for a judge of magistrate to sign off on it. If you can obtain consent from an individual it must be voluntary and stay within its scope, as well as the person giving consent must have the authority to do so. The search incident to lawful arrest exception is used every time an officer makes an arrest, this is to ensure their safety, prevent escape, and prevent destruction of evidence. This could be a body search, or a search within the area within a person’s immediate control. Police may use warrantless searches when exigent circumstances arise, such as when a warrant may be impractical, useless, dangerous, or unnecessary. These include danger of physical harm to officer or destruction of evidence, searches in hot pursuit of dangerous suspects, danger to a third person, and driving while intoxicated. Police can also use the special needs beyond law enforcement exception for public school searches, testing students for drugs, airport searches and searches of probationers and parolees.
Although there are benefits to the stop and frisk exception, the abuse of or inappropriate application of the practice calls into question the extent of the authority police exercise when their perception of “reasonable suspicion” exists. As Hall states, the officer is not required to advise the individual that they have the right to refuse to provide a consent to search (2014), and as a result, those individuals who have been lead to believe by coercion or lack of knowledge of the law; that they have no say in the search of their person, property, papers, or effects. As a result, searches of this nature may be deemed inadmissible or violations of the individual's rights.
In law enforcement it’s great to have your outside-life and you work-life kind of balanced out because it might be a problem if the two conflict with each other. There are some ways that you can balance both out like chat away from your desk for example, when you’re at work and another coworker decides to come by your desk or come into your neighborhood where you’re patrolling at just to chit chat but you’re busy. You may have to let your coworker know that you’re working and that you have to reschedule this talk while on lunch. Don’t let your coworkers get in habit of coming to your desk, where you’re patrolling at or wherever your workspace is. Managers and supervisors might see that and think you’re just as unproductive as well. You want