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  • Police And Police Brutality

    The word polittia in Latin mean police, which means civil administration. Politia also goes back to the Greek word polis which means city, therefore it can be concluded that police officers can be viewed as those involved in the city 's administration. The word politia became the French word police. The English took over the word and use it to mean as civil administration. The police are used to represent the civil power of government of government, contrary to the military power of government (Dempsey & Forst, 2011, pg. 3). The idea police was first established by Sir Robert Peel in London in 1829. The idea behind the police system established by Sir Robert Peel was to safeguard the public against criminals, disturbance, and fire. The idea…

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  • Police Violence: An Essay On Police Brutality

    Police Violence Police brutality is the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians. Police violence can happen for a number of reasons, but racial profiling and targeting are major reasons as to why there are such problems. Racial profiling is any use of race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin by law enforcement agents as a means of deciding who should be investigated, except where these characteristics are part of a specific suspect description. As…

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  • Police Brutality In The Police

    Police are the beginning to be the most dangerous people on the streets because of all the shooting they do to young and old innocent people, false arrests, and beatings they do to young and old innocent. There are good people out there trying to stop this but it’s hard because you don’t know what cop is good out there and which one is bad. Police brutality is affecting how people think, like when people say they serve and protecting, who are they really protecting? Cops are supposed to protect…

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  • Police Roles

    comparted to many other cities, the area is rapidly growing. There is not a police department dedicated to our town, however, the police are through the county, Columbia county. Police presence is very low, and here is where I believe the problem lies. With not having a police agency right within in the community the police are not as present as I have seen in other places I’ve lived. The role of police in a criminal justice system is to detect, or act on reports of law violations, to…

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  • Police Discrimination

    on a meso level by employing social workers in police departments to tackle, reduce, and ultimately end racism during interaction with the police and minorities, with a focus on African Americans. This would be done by educating police officers on cultural differences, having them explore known and unknown biases, and offer clinical support as needed. “Law enforcement must bridge differences and cross-relational barriers to do their jobs (Cornett-DeVito, 2000, p. 235).” Proper implication would…

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  • Police Profiling

    How and why police officers use excessive force against American civilians has been, and will continue to be, a controversial topic of much debate. Our nation’s history of racial conflict and inequality, both personal and systemic, has left our country more divided than ever after the recent shootings of young unarmed black youth by police officer’s. These events are rich with sociological issues such as inequality and class issues, racial profiling, the militarization of the police, law…

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  • Militarization Of Police

    The image of police officers has gone from “good cop, bad cop” to “bad cop, bad cop.” Due to the actions of some officers, the media’s coverage of said actions, and the coverage of what appears to be the militarization of police, people are quickly attaching negative connotations to the term “police officer.” For example, The Daily Targum, a newspaper run by Rutgers University students comments on the issue of police brutality by saying, “When cops are getting hired based on connections…

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  • Police Perceptions

    Police Perceptions Research by Venama (2014) noted low levels of reporting including the examination of law enforcement perspectives on sexual assault and how those perceptions may influence decision making warrant more exploration. Sleath and Bull (2017) who conducted a systematic review over 24 published articles regarding police perceptions of rape victims and the impact on case decision making found that some police officers hold problematic attitudes about rape victims, although this is…

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  • Police Racism

    Racism in police treatment of minorities has caused many disparities within our criminal justice system. Racism and excessive force seem be what the media is covering now. There are many cases that we find out from the media, but many more that police racism and brutality go unreported. Series of reports have been published, says that young black men are more likely to be incarcerated at a rate far greater than their number in the overall population. Does the media play a role in how police…

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  • Role Of Police Officer In Police Investigation

    Police officers play an essential role in investigating all aspects of crime. To ensure that all investigations are executed to the highest possible standard they must ensure that all of their actions are appropriate and more importantly lawful. During all investigations police should adhere to guidelines and procedures outlined in legislation. Adhering to these guidelines and procedures enables all relevant information to be gathered in a lawful manner which in turn may lead to a successful…

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