What People Thinking Of Becoming Officers Should Know Essay

829 Words Sep 25th, 2015 4 Pages
This paper will be an introduction into the behind the scenes of what people thinking of becoming officers should know, the way they speak, the way they crack cases, etc. Most of the nation receives their information on law enforcement from television. That’s why I knew the Maranda rights by heart before I was even 12. Law and Order, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and shows similar to this are why some enter into the law enforcement field they want to be like the famous profilers that solve cases in one hour plus commercials. Yes, I was one of the people that first want to become an officer because of television, nevertheless that is how society learns. I don’t condemn anyone who enters the field because of the glamour, but it is definitely different then it is portrayed. This should not change anyone’s mind about being an officer it should just make them aware of a more complex job. Often in this paper I will be referring to a discourse community, and at first it would seem like you are not a part of one. Nevertheless everyone is, sports teams, book clubs, even just having a job puts you in a discourse community. A discourse community is just a group that has shared goals, and that communicates. Police officers have the shared goal of protecting and serving citizens. Imagine trying to keep people safe without being able to communicate with your fellow officers. Correspondingly it would be near impossible to correctly prosecute someone without evidence being documented…

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