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The answer to this question is more complex than initially thought. Social media do an excellent persuasive job in misconstruing public opinion based on cases of justified excessive police force and cases where the force is questionable. This delicate issue in our society at the moment is sweeping our nation and dividing Americans by ethnic groups, depending on the victimization of each case that hits the news.
A wide range of allegations on police brutality in the United States tend to give rise to broad discussions in public. As usual, there are two opposite points of view on the issue which are represented in the dichotomy “reasonable force vs. police brutality”. Representatives on both the sides rely greatly on what they get from the media coverage of events and not many of them refer to official surveys which can shed light upon the problem under discussion. Before addressing the above-mentioned research, it is necessary to give a clear definition of what reasonable force means though.
As it is stated in legal papers, the police have a right to use a “reasonable force”. Overall, the law states clearly in what cases one can use a reasonable force. Among such circumstances are self-defense, defense of other people or property, lawful arrest and prevention of a crime. In fact, common citizens are also allowed to use force in these situations; the standards for police officers are higher though. In any case, the use of such force appears to be reasonable under given circumstances (Fitch 234-235). In other words, one, in this case, a police officer, must believe that the force he / she (still usually he) uses is justifiable and not excessive at the same time.
To see how a serving police officer assesses a situation in which he might use force, how the police are taught, an interview has been conducted. The interviewee is a serving police officer who he asked not to give his name that is why he will be referred to
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A policeman is an excellent example of a person that holds a high stature among the civilians in terms of being part of authority. However, there have been a number of reports since times immemorial of the police using brutal means or excessive force in order to contain the feelings and emotions of crowds of people or individual persons, in many different countries.
Male domination is visible in every segment of social and professional life in America and the cases in American police force are also not different. American police force is infamous for women discrimination compared to the police forces in other countries.
But what constitutes a police corruption? A police officer is said to be corrupt when, while performing an official duty receives a bribe for doing something or abstaining from doing something. Several reports in the US indicate that police officers are the most corrupt compared to other departments.
Wilmette: Jan 2001. Vol.49, Iss. 1, p. 77-79 3 pp.)
Corruption, a societal dilemma which has always existed in our society, usually in the form of Police, has made us dumb and reticent to such an extent that we are uncertain enough to keep our eyes open, instead we are so used to close our eyes that it seems impossible to mention such a crucial suffering, and to let the department officers ruin the society and keep the abhorrence in the hearts of the people.
The police are also responsible for the completion of other duties set for them by law, or given by anyone which descends in their range of job. Nowadays the police force plays a major role in influencing the situation of law and order in this world. This article would further analyze the role of police and compare it to the force of police found in the United States of America.
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