CJA/344 CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
March 9th, 2015
Mr. Benjamin Harm
Law Enforcements and their Influence on society
This document will describes how the historical development of policing in the United States relates to the current relationship between police and different ethnic groups and social classes. This paper will also enhance discussions with examples from law enforcement practices, court procedures, corrections populations, that describes how the historical development of policing in the United States relates to the current relationship between police and different ethnic groups and social classes. There are many different types of groups, and race. We have racial groups, ethnic groups, religious groups, and gender groups. Those groups have never changed and it doesn’t seem they ever will. Prejudice and discrimination these two I do believe they speak for their selves. Racism is definitely the most common term used still today and it has always been that way.
There are so many different groups that no one can really keep up with all of them. The characteristics groups are group size, interdepends group, group identity, group goal, and group structure. A lot of police officer in the racial profiling like the (skin heads) which are known as the KKK was going on in the past as is with the present time, their just more mature know. Being an officer of the law doesn’t sound very easy to be, because they are accused of many things every day, for example as I researched Anthony Williams research paper on policing and their influence on society it stated about “the beating of Rodney King in L.A. that happen on March 3, 1991 there were 17 officers standing by watching the beating without helping Rodney King at all.
This whole thing started because Rodney didn’t stop on a traffic stop so it became a high speed chase when they got him to stop they started to beat him”. I do not agree with everything that policemen does within our society, but I do respect the officers that serve and protect our city and communities, by doing their jobs accordingly, abiding by the law. We found evidence that opinions about police misconduct are significantly affected by involuntary contacts with the police: Being stopped tends to turn people off. But, even more important in shaping attitudes is the role of community. Community exerts a powerful influence on how people perceive the police both through prejudices imported from people’s countries of origin and through message communicated through the local culture. The most significant predictor overall of perceptions of the police was the extent to which people’s ethnic communities have become
Integrated into the social and political fabric of the city.
I believe that it is our