We live in a society where the police are not seen as the good guy. People have a hard time believing they are safe with a policeman. Over the year’s things has changed for the public. Our technology is better and more connected with other people. Many videos of police over using their power are able to circulate over social media and the web. People are seeing many bad views on police than good. Which lead society hard to trust the people who protect and service us. Police misusing power leads to the debate of the constitutional law and amendments. Incidents like police handling their victims roughly have gone unpublished before better technology. Lawfulness and legitimacy plays a role in a police line of work, yet, society has changed …show more content…
Due to the likely of the children to get shot or mistaken as a criminal with a weapon. There has been injustice death for those that did not live through a come across from an authority. Violations of arrest have happened where one’s rights are not respected or given. For this reason, many tend to consider the procedural justice than the outcome. Social interaction between the police and citizens are necessary and critical. If the community does not feel that their group of people do not matter to police this will create a deterrence. But, if the interaction between both succeed this can lead to compliance and understanding for an easier outcome for both sides. For example, gun offenders and other criminals feel lack of respect from officers. The smallest error one policeman can make can leave a harsh impression on all authority.
In the same way, there can be stereotype for authority due to having the law to assist them to do illegal actions. This assisting them to getting away as much as they desire, which most of society believes. Peel 's second principle of the nine implies "the ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions. This entitles that police are to maintain respect to keep the public respect and well being. So, why do those who encounter the police care for procedural justice? It is normal everyday life for one feel respect and as an equal. The
Police brutality and office involved shootings have sparked national debate and created a strain between police officers and citizens. Recently, there have been more home videos that display acts of aggression by police officers. These police officers often use excessive forces or a condescending tone towards people of color which is why there needs to be a better way to mend police and civilian relationship. People should be able to trust the police in their communities rather than fear them.
Some people argue that police officers in our communities abuse their authority and power over citizens. Nowadays police officers seem to be more aggressive and end up being looked at as criminals. Some cops are even using their power to do bad things, and this has had a major effect on society that is making everyone afraid of cops. But, some people, too, argue the point if a cop did misuse his power was it justified. People in our communities are even beginning to feel as if cops aren't here to protect us anymore. Our laws have allowed criminals that good police officers arrest to slip through the system untouched, and this makes officers feel as if they have to bring matters of justice into their own hands. Police brutality has turned into somewhat of a myth because of our court system not punishing them as according.
Lack of training and policing standards are closely linked to the myriad problems bedeviling police work, especially in small departments (Brodeur, 2010). All over the country, police departments report cases of officers being caught in uncompromising and unprofessional situations, resulting in disciplinary actions such as redeployment, suspension or sacking. These cases of unprofessionalism have led to questions being asked about policing, occasioned by recurring series of questionable and controversial encounters with police officers (Brodeur, 2010). The consequence of such encounters is increasing public distrust in law enforcement agencies.
The police officer’s requirement to enforce morality laws such as traffic laws usually leads to citizens denying his authority and raising his threat level (Skolnick, p.4). Skolnick states, “The kind of man who responds well to danger, however, does not normally prescribe to the codes of puritanical morality.” Because of this, many people view police officers at hypocrites, which gives the police community further reason to isolate as well as further reason to build strong rapport between themselves (Skolnick, p. 4). Skolnick points out that it appears that British police are better about following procedural guidelines than are American police, but that the reason is that they face less dangers than do the police officers of the United States, thus they are better at creating
Law enforcement (police) subcultures have specific set of moral values and a certain mentality exhibited by those in law enforcement. It’s always the public against the police so they form an alliance for supportive reasons. However, people may believe police subculture is breaking down. Police subculture is breaking down because it is inconsistent with the formal morals and values related to the culture and that police are not the same as each other in their qualities and attributes. Examining ethics and its relation to the police subculture is important to help delineate not only the grey area of ethics but also the grey area within which the police operate (McCartney and Parent, 2015). For example, police officers are known to defend their own whether its something right or wrong. However, if another officer feels that the situation interferes with their morals, then it becomes inconsistent with the other officer’s
Police officers in the United States are placed with an enormous authority leadership role, and are let go without investigating their actions when they commit crimes, that enable them to abuse the power of authority. Therefore, a lot of innocent minorities suffer and become unemployed due to police officers ruining their records. Most police officers are too proud to have the power of authority, which forms them to have a bad way that enables them to abuse
Since a very young age we have been taught to put our trust into police officers. If we are in distress, they are always there to help since it is their job to protect and serve the common citizen. So what happens when the individuals we are supposed to trust to bring justice are the ones causing the injustice we see in the news? Recently, several police officers have been under fire for their excessive use of force. The number of casualties caused by police officers in the recent years have citizens demanding a reform in the system that officers work under.
Not everyone views police the same today, well never for that matter. People have always seen police as bullies, racist, and corrupt, but with good reason. During the time of the great depression and the rise of gangsters, cops would physically abuse and harass innocent people physically and mentally to the point where they almost killed them, just so they could get a little information out of them on a suspect they were after. They would also plant “evidence” at a crime scene just so they can say they did their job and got the guy. In the 1960’s during the civil rights movement police were known to beat African American for using their fourth amendment right “freedom of speech” and protest. In the month of March in 1965, there was a civil rights march from the small city of Selma to Montgomery. During the first days of the march hundreds of unarmed Africans Americans ever some whites were beaten by clubs, chased by the dogs, and even trampled by horses. Not for breaking any laws, but for the color of their skin and expressing their freedom of speech. Who could do such an unspeakable thing to hundreds of innocent people, police. Because of police officers and there dark past is not hard to see how anybody could
"For example, in police-civilian interactions, members of the public tend to see the uniform and the badge rather than the individual behind them. However, studies show that police officers who are willing to take the time to show kindness, understanding and consideration when interacting with others--especially those who may be distrustful--will likely foster a more positive atmosphere" (Barker et al., 2008). This type of respectfulness goes a long way when officers are doing community service. For example, when officers participate in programs like D.A.R.E, they must show kindnesses when effectively communicating with groups of student and parents. In addition, they can also hold more community meetings. In order to accomplish this, local police in a community would do well to hold regular meetings in to talk about prevalent crimes and how to prevent them. Police officers need to be honest and clear, as well as kind, usually when they communicate with victims, as well as when communicating with those who break the law. Police officers need to be part of the community, and communication helps them achieve this.
It has been said that power inevitably leads to corruption, and it is yet to be recognized that , while there is no reason to suppose that policemen as individuals are any less fallible than other members of society, people are often shocked and outraged when policemen are exposed to violating the law.
The police have lost trust among the people they serve. This is because of the controversial use of excessive force when handling people. In some
In recent years, society has heard cases of police brutality at an increasingly shocking rate, thus creating a sense of distrust among communities towards police officers and other authority figures. As the first line of defense against crimes such as home invasions or crimes against persons, police officers are expected to be an ally towards victims; however, it seems that society is now viewing officers as the perpetrators of crimes as opposed to the protectors. This has already posed an issue because community members are choosing not to seek police help when needed, and when they do decide to seek help, forgoing police assistance results in being uncertain of where else to go.
There is a perception of distrust between law enforcement and the community. This distrust stems directly from the dangerous words police use when communicating with the community. (Willis, 2015, p.) Simply choosing better words can help build relationships between law enforcement and the community. It is necessary for law enforcement to have trust with their community. There are many things that hinge on the police-community relationships, the ability of law enforcement to perform their duties, are the most important. Law enforcement must be willing to rely on the public to observe the law. They must always demonstrate absolute impartiality to the law.
When you hear the words ‘police officer’, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The people that protect us from the bad guys, right? Well, that might be the stereotypical answer, but is that really what we all think? Most would agree that in today 's society, the words do not have the same positive correlation anymore. It is actually almost the complete opposite. Police officers and others in the criminal justice system have created a poor reputation for themselves from the actions they have taken. Crooked cops seem to be the headliners of countless news stories. Now, that is not to say there are not any stories of people of the law doing their jobs to the best of their abilities, but lately, those stories are like finding a needle in a haystack, abnormal. It is not hard to search for a story on a legal personalities questionable conduct. Now, here 's something to think of: if these are the people that know the ins and outs of the law and are put in their positions to help protect us, why does it seem like us citizens are the victims of their actions in a greater part of these stories? How are we supposed to put our trust in these so-called notable people if they are the ones putting us in danger? The people within our criminal justice system are corrupt by brutality, drugs, money, and just overall abusing their powers.