Police Corruption and Crime Rates Crimes are frequently reported in police

Police corruption and crime rates crimes are

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Police Corruption and Crime Rates Crimes are frequently reported in police stations and the law enforcement officers are tasked with ensuring that justice is achieved through the rule of law and respect for human rights. On the contrary, acts of corruption dominate various cases blocking justice. It becomes easy for people to violate the law by committing different crimes. For instance, the fight against drug trafficking is very costly. Through corruption, drug cartels are able to secure huge wealth and expand their business despite posing great health risks and threats such as death to the consumers and the people ion authority. In another case, one is caught stealing and reported to the authorities and later released citing lack of evidence to proceed with the case. The police collude with the victim obstructing justice. These events make the general public lose confidence in the police and find it normal to break the law since no action is taken even after efforts to report the
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LAW ENFORCEMENT 5 case. It is the duty of the police to ensure equity and justice as a constitutional right of the people they serve. Methodology This research uses quantitative technique of statistical data collected through surveys publicly available on how police corruption leads to increase in crimes and forceful use of power as stipulated in the thesis and the statement of hypothesis, in an article by Martin Evans on crime statistics in 2012, approximately 500 officers had lost their job to corruption as stated by Winsor (2012). There was significant rise in crime such as house burglary and violent crimes last year. Also the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) were asked about misuse of power by use of excessive force when handling citizens following a crime. The body used questions on the number of complaints received and those sustained. Results and Discussion House burglary recorded a rise of 8.4% while violent related crimes went up to 5.4%.More officers had to be deployed in the streets to contain the situation. According to Terrill and Paoline (2013),police use force when handling criminals and following information from the LEMAS, in 2013, 9 out of 10 police departments, police officers used pepper spray (94%), batons (87%), physical tactics such as open hand (91%), take down (89%) and less than 20% used neck strain tactics .As mentioned earlier, police use force to manipulate citizens and are able to demand bribes and for fear of torture, they give in and offer money in exchange. This
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