Law Enforcement Contact

High school
Essay
Sociology
Pages 2 (502 words)
Download 0
It is common knowledge that the diversity of population in the USA is growing: the percentage of people of Asian, African and Latino origin is increasing, and this tendency seems to be rather significant. For example, statistics concerning the US population in the year 2000 showed that there were "71.8% white, 12.2% African-American, and 11.4% Hispanic"…

Introduction

Multicultural Law Enforcement, 2001). This essay is dedicated to describing the major types of cultural misunderstandings between police officers and diverse populations and to analyzing common conflict resolutions used by police departments in such cases. I decided to represent the analysis in the form "problem-possible solution".
The main problem that causes cross-cultural conflicts is the lack of confidence to police forces among the minority communities; when such situation is present then every law enforcement action of a police officer will be viewed as a possible act of discrimination. The possible solution to this situation is to increase the level of the minorities' confidence: both by providing training to the population, informing them about the role and positive actions of police departments, or using mass media to show police actions from a positive point of view. A successful decision may be to hire several police officers from local population, or to enroll trusted representatives of the minorities into law enforcement process.
In order to increase the level of confidence the police may establish contact with local groups of leaders and together work out the decisions concerning armed force use, level of police control and si ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Law Enforcement Information Sharing
and speed that criminals are able to extend their influence (Brock et. al. 2006).  Thus criminal activities such as smuggling of legal, illegal and counterfeit narcotics, human trafficking, child pornography, money laundering, and public corruption etc have increased and have become a mounting challenge for law enforcement agencies to tackle (Brock et al. 2006).        Transnational crimes…
Mary Louise Pratt’s Contact Perspective.
Mary Louise Pratt’s work defines “contact perspective” in an appealing way. She depicts the term in her text Imperial Eyes, asserting that ‘Contact Zone’ is a social space or location where diverse cultures convene, grapple and clash. Meanwhile, in the book First New Chronicle and Good Government, written by Guoman Poma De Ayala, views of “contact perspective” are similar to those of…
Critical Thinking: Ethics and Ethical Behavior
The nature of police puts the police in conflict with the citizenry they are policing which puts a lot of pressure on the police officers. Police officers are people who are taken out of the community and trained in police work, which means that they are also susceptible to crime. Moral and ethical values should be the guiding principles behind police work, which makes the difference between a…
Ethics and Criminal Justice: Community Perception
Thus, the integrity of the police will always dictate the level of community trust. This paper will present information on how local law enforcement agencies can be accountable to the citizen by engaging them in a number of trust building initiatives. This includes citizen input for determinations and discipline, known as community policing. How community policing can aid in building strong ties…
Prison Law and Penology
In England, as in the United States, most prisoners are held in prisons constructed more than a century ago. Prisons are classified administratively as local or central prisons. Local prisons serve a variety of purposes-holding prisoners awaiting trial or sentencing and prisoners serving shorter sentences (up to about 18 months). There the worst overcrowding occurs. Prisoners serving longer…
Law Enforcement Contact
Multicultural Law Enforcement, 2001). This essay is dedicated to describing the major types of cultural misunderstandings between police officers and diverse populations and to analyzing common conflict resolutions used by police departments in such cases. I decided to represent the analysis in the form "problem-possible solution".…
Contact Between Cultures
Humanity is one, and human culture as the expression of an aspiration, an endeavour and an achievement, is also one.…