Roles Of Policing

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Policing is a subject that is not something that can be summed up in one word. There are several roles and structures of policing that takes time to dissect. It is a topic that deals with constant scrutiny of police. Tension over the subject of how policing and crime aligns has become a concern for many community residents, and how some of those community residents perception has been stunted by the ongoing issues that police officers, has been involved in, it looks like that the badge has become an escape to commit crime and be protected. Travis III, said it well, policing is developing a perspective. This perspective maintains that policing in practice, the product of a unique balance among the people, organizations, and communities involved …show more content…
Vulnerability provides the safety net for leadership shortcomings. Some view the concept of vulnerability as a weakness, while others avoid demonstrating it altogether. The problem is will vulnerability be perceived, as a weakness, unintelligent as indecisive, or just disconnect. It is important as a leader to demonstrate vulnerability, and not just as a professional. When police encounters with the public it seem to always have a negative outcome, from incidents with shootings of an unarmed person to a random stop gone bad, seem to be the perception that the media and people of the community remember when they look at the police, how a officer did something wrong that pointed at a racial crime in most minds. Research shows that minorities frequently report that the police disproportionately single them out because of their race or ethnicity (Tyler 2004). The public’s perceptions about the lawfulness and legitimacy of law enforcement are an important part of policing. Legitimacy is linked to the public’s belief about the police and its willingness to recognize police authority. When that negativity arises between the officer’s and people of the community, it also cause a negativity from the people who was watching the …show more content…
There have also been effectiveness in neighborhood watch programs and volunteer programs for crime prevention. Police legitimacy is mediated by how the police exercise their authority when dealing with the public on police comportment with standards of professionalism and fairness. Community policing is perhaps the best known and certainly the most widely police innovation of the past decades. Legitimacy have the potential to reduce crime by increasing compliance behavior. The connection between legitimacy perception and compliance behavior noted above suggest a possible link between community outreach efforts that increase levels of legitimacy and reduce crime (Sherman 2002). Citizens tend to view situations as fairer when officers are transparent about why they are resolving a dispute in particular

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