Civil Liability Case Study

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As per paper presented by Warren Spencer at Texas City Attorney’s Association Semi Annual Meeting June 13-15, 2007, the costs associated with handling civil liability lawsuits are considerable. False arrest, unlawful detention, excessive force, assault & battery, unlawful search, unlawful seizure, inadequate supervision, improper strip searches, and inadequate training of staff associated with criminal justice are some of the possible causes of such liability . Often we read news reports concerning examples of such civil liability lawsuits. Recently in 2013 an Indian diplomat in U.S. was subjected by authorities to strip search, cavity search and DNA swabbing following her arrest on visa charges in New York City, despite her claiming diplomatic …show more content…
The question is who will impart training?. In my opinion though attorney’s are needed for training, for their specialised knowledge in law, but if other stakeholders in criminal justice like common people, social scientist, opinion leaders, offenders are heard for their opinion, it will offer a well balanced opinion. No doubt attorney will be able to guide the trainers on various sections of laws and how well to perform their role so as to minimize any actions on account of civil liability …show more content…
And I will ask sheriff, and/or any executive role officers to take actions in case of misconduct and to give proper training to their subordinate staff. I will ask them to implement the idea of procedural justice as identified by Professor Tom Tyler of Yale Law School . This is an evidence-based and cost-effective way to reduce crime. The several critical dimensions of procedural fairness identified by him includes (1) voice (the perception that your side of the story has been heard); (2) respect (perception that system players treat you with dignity and respect); (3) neutrality (perception that the decision-making process is unbiased and trustworthy); (4) understanding (comprehension of the process and how decisions are made); and (5) helpfulness (perception that system players are interested in your personal situation to the extent that the law allows) . To conclude as a student of Human Resource Management in Criminal Justice Organization, I would say proper training and department policy are very much important in a changing world

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