Police violence in America has been a hot topic as of late given some very serious incidents that garnered the nation’s attention. Unjustified shootings, severe beatings, fatal chokings, and rough treatment of offenders have caused the public-at-large to scrutinize the activities of police officers – and question their authority – like never before. The ability of the public to digitally record these incidents in real time has exasperated the problem. Some argue that this enhanced scrutiny has caused officers to hesitate to utilize an appropriate level of force when confronting potentially dangerous situations; there is some concern that the anxiety officers currently face could potentially compromise their safety. Others argue that this enhanced scrutiny is actually a good thing in that it ensures officers remain accountable for their actions.
Choose a high profile police violence incident that received extensive media coverage. (I picked Eric Garner as high profile police violence.) Do not simply give a synopsis of the case. Instead, discuss some unique ethical dilemmas related to the case – and the potential ethical issues relating to the aftermath of the incident – i.e., overarching implications upon the field of criminal justice, implications related to the public’s perception of criminal justice professionals, etc.
? Paper must have complete 1-2 pages length. No half pages accepted.
? Your paper should be written using proper APA format.
? Must include 2-3 credible references. You should also have proper APA formatted in-text citations and ending references