Police deviance and accountability is a subject that will help anyone achieve an insight into the corruption that is truly policing. Policing is seen in the public as the protectors, the law enforcers, and as the service providers. This is all true police do all these things and many officers do their jobs very well. But some officers abuse their powers, which isn’t seen by the public until very recently. Some officers tend to abuse their powers such as using too much force to arrest a citizen. Or physically beating someone even though they are not doing anything wrong. By taking this criminology subject one is able to understand why do police officers not follow the laws themselves and why they go from being a good cop into a bad one. An officer going from good to bad is something we see in the movies, you have an officer doing his job extraordinary well but then is faced with dilemma, the need for money so he becomes affiliated with the drug trade. During this time the officer seems to become the exact opposite person he once used to be. Ultimately no one is bigger than the law and they do get caught eventually.
Ever wonder why policing is spread out through provinces and why they have different names? This subject will inform you why they are spate departments and which operation is federal and municipal. This subject will open the eyes of many and show different sides of policing which many don’t have a clue about. Also the question of brotherhood in policing is answered. For example, one might ask why don’t they good officers speak up and tell the head office about this deviance. With all these aspects gone over in great detail a student who takes police deviance and accountability will understand that policing is good for society but there are some officers who abuse their powers for their own needs.
The study of police deviance and accountability is very a fascinating subject. Especially for students who are trying to learn the corrupt side of policing. Whether someone may like the police or dislike them this subject is able give a in depth overview how police officers are abusing their powers. All the news reports that have been shown lately about police abusing their powers has become much more popular. For example, the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver many officers used excessive force to stabilize the crowd. The question arises was excessive force necessary or were the able to subdue the crowd in a humane fashion. This subject will teach you exactly why an officer becomes corrupt, and what will ultimately happen to them if they choose a path that will ruin their career forever.