The Importance Of Police Technique

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While watching the movie Fort Apache the Bronx the topic that piqued my attention and my desire to know more about it is police misconduct and police brutality. During the movie it was clear that police misconduct was enhance by the police subculture and also by the way that police executives manage their precinct. Since the early years of policing police misconduct has been a topic that creates a lot of attention from society “media representation and assertions by protestors give the impression that police misconduct and brutality are pervasive throughout the country” (Weirtz 2015). He pointed out that only a small fraction of the 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States actually track their own misconduct in a semi- public manner. According to 2010 Annual report “from January 2010 through December 2010 the national police misconduct statistic and reporting project recorded 4,861 unique reports of police …show more content…
First of all, in order to support my hypothesis, I plan to explore different articles about how organizational problems as well the police subculture plays an important role in enhancing police misconduct and brutality. According to the article Handling Police Conduct in an ethical way by Daniel Barry it stated how past efforts for preventing police misconduct and brutality only focused on individuals incidents, disregarding underlying organizational problems. It also pointed out how police organizations try to fix the problem recurring to the Rotten Apple theory in order to shift blame away from their departments. “The rotten apple is when officers engage in corruption in their own” (Burns 2013). Focusing only on the rotten apple defense has allowed police executives to blame the behavior of misconduct as an individual issue rather than systematic problems in the

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