According to dictionary.com, deviance is one that differs from a norm, especially a person who behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards. Inequality however simply means the condition of being unequal, lack of equality or disparity. Through out this paper, I will be discussing a topic dealing with race, class and gender inequality. Many things have been happening in our society, and I believe deviance and inequality is the reason for most of these situations. This paper will shed some light into our daily problems and how they can be solve with more clarity. One of the topics dealing with race inequality in our society would have to be police brutality to minorities. Police are known to use excessive force towards minorities, which leads to endless bloodshed, bruises, and bullet wounds and in most cases death. It would seem that the police have some kind of inequality to minorities. In the case of Mike Brown, he was shot down simply because he looked the way he did. This is a great example of race inequality because he was treated different due to the color of his skin. It would seem many police officers released they have the power to not only arrest but also use deadly force in certain situations. Now one can clearly say many officers of the law abused these powers and aren’t afraid of the end results. A perfect example would be the case of Scott Olsen; a 24-year-old male was shot in the head with a tear gas canister due to being a part of a peaceful protest in California. Scott was hospitalized for more than month due to having a fractured skull. After bringing awareness of this police brutality to the state, no officer was punished or even suspended for this action. However, Scott Olsen was just one over five thousand cases of police misconduct. Police brutality has been increasing exponentially though out the years. More than three hundred cases of police brutality to minorities have been linked since the beginning of 2015. It seems being African American is not safe enough around the police anymore. It would seem this police shoot and eliminate African Americans faster than any other ethnic group. It is more than obvious that these race and class are divided widely through out America. Another form of inequality in our current society can be found in the group of gender. In most…
Issues in Behavioral Science GLT1
Western Governors University
January 28, 2015
Discrimination is a social problem that effects every race, sex, and religion throughout the world. Discrimination also occurs with some career choices as well. Police officers are often times targeted with being called racist, bias, and according to some they put themselves above the laws they enforce.
When a person makes that lifetime decision to become a police…
May 4, 2015
Police Brutality: Ferguson Case
Have you ever sat down on a concrete pavement before? While doing so, have you ever seen an innocent ant crawl by you? It doesn’t harm you or pose a threat but you feel entitled to use your feet to harm it and kill it. Well, this scenario equates with many modern news about police brutality. It’s the wanton use of excessive force, usually physical, by a police officer. It simply means that police officers use their authority and power…
another. Two instances that occurred in Los Angeles led to two of them most violent riots the city has ever seen. The first were the arrest of African American Marquette Frye by white police officer Lee Minikus. The other was the profoundly violent and horrific beating of African American Rodney King by four white police officers. In both of the disturbances race and class each played a contributing factor in the riots, but in each occurrence one factor dominated over the other.
In 1965 just outside…
Today in America, police work is becoming more and more dangerous. Police officers are finding themselves in life threatening situations with criminals. During these situations the officers have to use excessive measures to control the situation. But with these excessive measures comes police brutality. Police officers are now risking their lives and not using excessive force on high risk situations with criminals so they will not get accused for police brutality. I think this is wrong and should…
that this case would also give a good outlook on the topic of my choice because of the brutality and nature of the crime that was committed
3. I will explain what abuse of authority is and what it is considered not to be in the policing field and I will make sure to give a good understanding about how abuse of authority is an ongoing problem in the criminal justice field
Police officers use their power to the extreme to where they are abusing their authority. Abuse…
26 March 2015
Law Enforcement and Justice System Today
To think in today's society more people fear our law enforcement, police force, and any other governmental authority more than burglars, traffic offenders, and drug dealers is preposterous, but in many instances, this is the truth . Law enforcement and the justice system today have taken a strange and unorthodox turn for the worst. There is definitely something wrong with not only the way we view law…
beings, in America?
-Fannie Lou Hamer, Speech at the Democratic National Convention
We want an immediate end to police brutality and murder of black people. We believe we can end police brutality in our black community by organizing black self-defense groups that are
dedicated to defending our black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all black people…
Police work is a dangerous job, and police are more than likely to be put into situations when excessive force is needed. But, sometimes police use excessive force for their own personal reasons, such as, racism. The issue of police officers using excessive force may or may not be of great concern, but it should be looked into by both the police and the public. Because some officers use excessive force in situations when it is not needed, police brutality should be addressed.
Some may feel as if…
Crying Wolf: How Everything Is Police Brutality
When you were a child, you most likely have read the story “The boy who cried wolf”. What this story taught you was that it isn’t a joke to go run and tell people something happened when it didn’t because eventually people will stop listening. So why is it almost every time a police officer takes someone to the ground they cry “police brutality”? Police officers are here to maintain order, protect citizens and safe guard property. They…