Police Brutality And Modern Law Enforcement

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the problem of police brutality in modern law enforcement. Despite all of the advancements in contemporary policing, there are still flaws in the system. Many of these problems are found in civil rights, corruption, police-community relations, and police brutality. Even though all of these items are closely related, police brutality is currently the biggest issue throughout the United States and continues to shower the news headlines on a continual basis and cause uprisings among citizens throughout the country. Despite all of the advancements in modern policing, there are still flaws in the system. Many of these problems are found in civil rights, corruption, police-community relations, and police brutality. Even though all of these items are closely related, police brutality is currently the biggest issue throughout the United States. By describing police brutality and giving examples, one will be able to understand why it is such a problem in law enforcement today. We will also discuss ways in which police brutality is being corrected and prevented in police departments through internal and external control mechanisms, legislative control, and court control. Police Brutality Police brutality is basically any force that exceeds what is necessary to accomplish a matter that requires regulation. There is a fine line between apprehending a citizen and abusing their rights. Officers are only allowed to do what is

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