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The police are accountable for controlling crime and maintaining order, although their crime control capacities

are limited. Police are also accountable to respect the civil rights of people and follow the due process established by the constitution, statutes, and judicial decisions. One of the most powerful internal mechanism - internal investigation - is criticized for its ineffectiveness in ensuring police accountability. Critics say that lack of a strong system of accountability is partly responsible for corruption and the misuse of authority. What should be done to ensure greater accountability of the police?

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To ensure great accountability of the police, recognizing the problem is the first step.This involves collecting information... View the full answer

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