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Criminal Justice Lecture: Use of Force in Law Enforcement All force must be : 1. Lawful 2. Reasonable force can be met with a force one level higher than it 3. Justified reason for you to be there Strategies to lower use of deadly force by law enforcement -Statutory change -Department policy -Recruitment changes Criminal law does not appear to be an effective means of reducing the number of police shootings for three main reasons: -Public anxiety of crime -Prosecutors don’t want to jeopardize their working relationships with the police -Even if prosecutors were willing to prosecute officers, juries remain unlikely to convict -The use of force to detain a citizen governed by the Fourth Amendment . -The seizure must be reasonable. -During the use of deadly force the interest of the government are predicated on the
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Unformatted text preview: potential of serious harm to the officers and others. Police misconduct Research on police misconduct attempts to explain its occurrence. Two of the most significant attempts at explanation are called:-Bad Apples-Police Culture Bad Apples refers to the concept that the vast majority of citizen complaints against police officers are the result of the actions of a few “Bad Apples.” …………. Police Culture theory suggests that the police misconduct is the product of informal rules that develop in police organizations. Departments who operate with rules and regulations that promote responsibility and fairness are less likely to have their members act improperly....
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 201 taught by Professor Scezjner during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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